Arizona Rabbi Arrested for Allegedly Raping Child Ten Years Ago

A rabbi was arrested outside his synagogue in Gilbert, Arizona, over his alleged involvement in a child rape that occurred ten years ago in New York, according to information released Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Bryan Bramley, 45, was arrested in the parking lot of the Temple Beth Sholom Synagogue in Gilbert by members of the U.S. Marshals' Child Predator Apprehension Team and New York detectives.

Rabbi Bramley is accused of raping a seven-year-old girl in March 2000 in New York City.

It is alleged the incident occurred while the girl was spending the night at Bramley's family residence.

Bramley and his family were living in New York while he was completing his studies to become a rabbi.

The victim, now aged 17, reported the incident in August 2009.

Bramley is being held at the Maricopa County Jail while awaiting extradition to New York to face rape charges.

United States Marshal David Gonzales said the service places a high priority on arresting persons accused of sex crimes, particularly those involving children.