Nonprofit Pays Bail For Accused Child Molester, Weeks Later He Strikes Again

Holly Matkin

Bronx Freedom Fund Director Elena Weissmann's group bonded Luis Olivo out of jail on Nov. 4.

Queens, NY – An accused child molester was bailed out of jail by a nonprofit group, only to be arrested for allegedly molesting another child while he was out on the pending charge.

Luis Olivo, 63, was originally arrested on Oct. 19, after security footage inside a Woodhaven laundromat captured him sitting in front of a table with an array of candy, the New York Post reported.

Olivo began chatting up a three-year-old boy, and passed a balloon back and forth with him before he suddenly grabbed the toddler’s head and shoved it into his crotch.

He was charged with a single misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child, and his bail was set at $2,000, the Queens Chronicle reported.

“They told us they thought no one was going to bail him out” because he was homeless, the boy’s mother told the paper.

But on Nov. 4, the Bronx Freedom Fund sprang Olivo from jail because they said he was not receiving sufficient psychiatric care at Rikers Island.

“Individuals like Mr. Olivo who struggle with mental health and homelessness need support, not incarceration,” Bronx Freedom Fund Director Elena Weissmann aid of the accused child molester, according to the Queens Chronicle.

“For someone in his situation to be denied treatment while their case is pending, because they are too poor to afford their bail, not only harms them, but also impacts communities when they are released after further deterioration of their mental health in jail,” she declared.

Olivo was due back in court just four days after the nonprofit group posted his bail, but he didn’t bother to show up.

Queens Criminal Court Judge Karina Alomar ultimately issued a bench warrant for his arrest for bail jumping, the Queens Chronicle reported.

Olivo remained on the loose until Dec. 1, when he was arrested for allegedly molesting an eight-year-old girl, according to the New York Post.

The latest incident occurred at the Unique Shopping Mall in the Jamaica neighborhood.

According to a witness, Olivo shoved his hand up the little girl’s skirt and fondled her, then put the child’s hand on his crotch, the New York Post reported.

The accused child molester “repeatedly tried to kiss” the girl, and kept his jacket over his lap in an effort to block others from seeing what he was doing, court documents said.

When the mother of the three-year-old boy heard about Olivo’s latest victim, she broke down into tears, the New York Post reported.

“My baby is only three, maybe he’ll forget,” she said. “But the eight-year-old will always remember what happened to her.”

A New York Police Department (NYPD) detective told the New York Post that the second sexual assault was entirely preventable.

“When are groups like the Freedom Fund going to start worrying about the victims?” the detective said. “Because of their actions, a little girl and her family have been victimized and traumatized unnecessarily.”

A retired NYPD sex crimes investigations supervisor also blamed the nonprofit group for giving Olivo an opportunity to reoffend.

“These liberal groups have no idea how traumatic sex crimes are to the victims, especially young children,” he railed to the New York Post. “They talk about giving criminals second chances. Well, these two children won’t get a second chance.”

Olivo was previously arrested for first-degree sexual abuse of another eight-year-old girl in 2012.

During that incident, he was giving the child a blood-pressure test on a sidewalk in Woodhaven, when he suddenly placed her hand “on top of his pants and against his erect penis,” according to court documents.

The felony charge was ultimately reduced to misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child as part of a plea deal.

Olivo was sentenced to just 60 days in jail, followed by three years of probation, the New York Post reported.

Because the crime he was convicted of is not legally categorized as a sex offense, Olivo was not mandated to register as a sex offender.

Olivo wasn’t the only dangerous criminal to strike again after the Bronx Freedom Fund posted their bail.

In 2018, the nonprofit group put up $1,000 to spring Lynneke Burris from jail, the New York Post reported.

One week later, Burris followed a 28-year-old teacher into her apartment elevator and choked her until she was unconscious, according to the New York Post.

He then dragged her limp body into a stairwell and raped her.

Burris was later sentenced to 18 years in prison.

In August, the Bronx Freedom Fund posted $1,000 bail for Randy Santos, who had originally been arrested for allegedly grabbing a homeless shelter employee’s buttocks as she was showing him to his room, the New York Post reported.

Santos was initially released without bond, but was jailed after he skipped out on two court hearings.

That’s when the nonprofit group stepped in and got him released from jail yet again.

Like Olivo, Santos failed to show up to court for a third time after the group posted his bail.

He was later arrested for allegedly beating four homeless men to death with a three-foot-long metal object, the New York Post reported.

A fifth victim was critically injured.

During an interview in 2017, Weissmann boasted that 96 percent of offenders show up to court after the group bails them out, News 12 reported.

"Money is not a necessary incentive for people to return to court," she declared. "People want to return to court."

The group had already raised $30 million when Weissmann spoke to the news outlet two years ago.

“The thought of so many people being caged for not having the money to buy their freedom, I think, is enough for people to want to support getting people out,” she said at the time.

Comments (62)
flybynight
flybynight

It seems most of the non-profits in my part of the country have shall we say, a liberal bias. Guess it's easier to stand around with your hand out and bum money. :D

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ikaika
ikaika

They have the blood of four homeless men on their hands, and this little girl's sexual abuse should not have happened. I bet they don't put that in their newsletter.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Sounds like a lawsuit waiting for an attorney. 30 million reasons for the second victim to sue. Put that t hug friendly Freedom Fund out of business!

rnchy069
rnchy069

they should sue this company

jarhead24
jarhead24

Liberals enabling animals!!! The New America! Sickening.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Elena Weissmann.........let him come stay at your place while waiting for trial. Bet you won't.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

I think a newsletter is in order to all the donors of this worthwhile program to let them know what a difference they’re making in the community.

What a bunch of liberal asshats! I hope the families sue these organizations.

CinHadad
CinHadad

They need to be held responsible for these travesties. Enough lawsuits will have them second guessing themselves.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

In 2018, the Bronx Freedom Fund paid bail for nearly 1000 accused criminals.

According to their 2016 IRS 990 form (the latest filing I have access to), they received contributions and grants of $777,000. They paid salaries and benefits of nearly $200,000, and had nearly $1M in the bank.

Since there has been such a focus on "criminal justice reform" and all that, I am sure they have much more money to inflict harm upon innocent people these days.

Email addresses for their staff are here: http://www.thebronxfreedomfund.org/our-staff

Tell them what you think, if you want.

CoMmAnDrX
CoMmAnDrX

Liberalism will destroy this Country and turn it into the 3rd World the heathens want here are running from.

Aramovich
Aramovich

They should be sued. They get him out and no support or responsibility after that?

amlee
amlee

When did NAMBLA open up a non profit?

lolamae
lolamae

Typical liberals who have suddenly decided the criminals need compassion over the victims. Of course until it happens to them I'm sure.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Why did this SOB got bail out

DR226
DR226

These liberals are so narrow minded, they have an inability to look at the whole picture. And the community would be better served how, by creating more victims who'll suffer emotionally for the rest of their lives or lose a life. How would they feel if a family member of theirs became a victim because of this unlogical nonprofit? Soro's is probably a donor...

gfc1963
gfc1963

How can that woman sleep at night?? Utter disgrace.

NYXX
NYXX

The family of the little girl needs to sue the crap out of the Bronx Freedom Fund. They have 30 million to go towards a good cause. I can't think of a better one. That little girl will never be the same. Time to start holding these radical groups accountable.

Njaz
Njaz

"Olivo was due back in court just four days after the nonprofit group posted his bail, but he didn’t bother to show up."

Sickening. He got off too easy the first time- Where's the justice? This woman, is she a mother? I truly wonder about her most basic instincts.

HonestC
HonestC

If the non-profit got sued by all the victims and/or their families, then the non-profit would soon run out of money to bail these offenders out of jail.

Raymelson
Raymelson

Folks were losing America as we no it so stay locked loaded and ready because the shits gonna hit the fan

Stanracer
Stanracer

The families of these victims should sue the asses off there liberal freedom fund nutjobs.

wallywoo3
wallywoo3

I really think that when this group or any other group does things like this to help the CRIMINAL they should have to chose one of their administration people for the criminal to go home with....it would be their responsibility to see that the criminal DOES NOT have an opportunity to re-offend while waiting for the court trial to begin and to see that the CRIMINAL appears in court....these bleeding-heart nut-jobs thing they are going to SAVE THE WORLD ONE CRIMINAL AT A TIME....WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE VICTIMS AND THEIR NEEDS....If they wanted to do some good with their NONPROFIT why don't they set up funds to help these children and the victims of these crime???? GOD ONLY KNOWS they are the ones who need help....most of them are set on a path leading to years of mental issues, feelings of NO SELF WORTH, and GOD FOREBID maybe even committing or trying to commit suicide....as for the CRIMIAL and the NONPROFIT....THEY NEED TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AND ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS!!

vwiles34
vwiles34

Why bail someone out who's court date is only four days away? And if he's homeless how much mental health help will he get in those four days? These people are doing nothing but becoming accomplaces in the crimes these people are committing by affording them the opportunity to re-offend. I guess bailing out homeless sex offenders is in style this year. I bet if it was a father of four who was working two jobs to make ends meet who was arrested for assaulting some pervert who did something to one of his kids they'd let him sit in jail. Liberals are destroying this country.

Saints
Saints

This P'sOS won't stop until one of them or one of their family members is victim to one of their "saved" criminal POS....

MSK
MSK

How about Weissman has to serve the sentence of individuals she bails out that then re-offend. Let’s see how quick she would be to go to bat for these scum then.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

When is someone, or an advocate for VICTIMS group going to SUE LOSER Weissmann & her SICK LibTarded fiends!? DemonRats & LibTurds are like an out of control, metastatic CANCER in our Nation! Anyone who votes for them, deserves whatever they get as a result. And believe me, it won’t be anything good!

investigator
investigator

How in the FU-K can these crimes be MISDEMEANORS?????? Children remember these assaults their whole damn life!!! ALL these bastards should be hung!! Idiot Judges that release these pieces of garbage on fricking $2000 bond need their asses kicked!!

DNW
DNW

Hopefully judges will set more prohibitive bail in cases of obvious, potential re-offenders. While it would seem just to hold F.F. responsible, I don't know on what basis they could be gone after since it's certainly not illegal to post bail.

TinCanSailor
TinCanSailor

Why is he still breathing? Where were the parents? If this piece of dung touched my son, he would be dead - and that is if my wife was there. If I were there, they'd never find the body.

Reality1971
Reality1971

(((Elena Weissmann's)))

lobo267
lobo267

I move that the $30,000,000 should be given to the victims and their families equally for the crimes that the freedom group has allowed to happen.

RunCop
RunCop

And liberals wonder why people hate them.

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

A Louisville Slugger across the top of his head will cure him.

Pack
Pack

It’s a shame that lady wasn’t raped instead.

Raider Dave
Raider Dave

Write to them at: info@thebronxfreedomfund.org and let them know that they are displaying incredibly poor judgement in choosing the recipients of their largesse.

Dfc3166
Dfc3166

These f'in do gooder organizations should just keep their noses out of this type of shit, all they do is cause more harm to innocent other victims. Typical of any liberal based collection of wackos! They're all screwed up in the head, good job, as usual!

bronx163
bronx163

These far left extremist groups want chaos on the streets but not in their neighborhoods, for they live behind gated secure buildings.

Nyc ny state are turning into a catch and release state. Cops lock these savages up and they just get released back into the public to harm more people. Thank governor cuomo and the commie left in ny state assembly and the ny state senate.

Also shows state wide 9 million citizens in nyc determine the fate for an entire state. The people outside nyc have no say on laws, regulations or anything regarding their lives. Thank god for electoral college our founding fathers created to prevent mob rule in the country for office of President.

Long live our Greatest President DONALD JOHN TRUMP.

*ripley789
*ripley789

Great letter! It's hard to believe that this group has so much support to do what they do. I would be interested to have seen the director's response upon hearing of this creep's attack on the 8-year-old.

BanditOne
BanditOne

The victims and their families should be sueing this digusting liberal group, bankrupting them.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

The spokes person looks like an AOC wanna be


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