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BOROUGH PARK MAN ACCUSED OF ENDANGERMENT

Republished from Brooklyn News 12 BROOKLYN – A Borough Park man is accused of luring young men with inappropriate intentions. According to police sources, 28-year-old Moses Braunstein was approaching teenage boys in the community and telling them he could help enlarge their private parts. Sources say Braunstein was setting up appointments for the men he […]

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ACTIVIST GUILTY OF KIDDIE PORN

(Republished from the New York Daily News) A Time magazine poster boy for immigration reform was convicted Wednesday of child pornography charges and faces deportation after serving a lengthy term in prison. Roy Naim, 30, was featured in a June 2012 cover story under the headline “We are Americans,” and the Israeli national portrayed himself […]

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WILL THIS BE A TURNING POINT?

Reposted from Emes Ve-Emunah:  Is there a rabbinic role in reporting sex abuse? The answer clearly is yes. Their role is to tell those reporting it to them to go directly to the police and stop wasting time. It is not Mesirah (informing on a fellow Jew to an anti-Semitic government). It is not Lashon Hara […]

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WHY ISRAEL NEEDS A SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

In 1989, a young boy named Jacob Wetterling went missing in St. Joseph, MN in the United States. A  massive search was conducted and numerous leads were generated and logged. These leads became the foundation of a massive database that brought about the development of a sex offender list in Minnesota. Ever since then, every state […]

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ABUSE: WHERE DO WE GO NEXT?!

There are a variety of rationalizations victims of violence and abuse use to avoid reporting what happened to them. Many of their reasons are highly personal others are purely self-protective and some are very pragmatic. Their motives for secrecy range from a sense of very real embarrassment to a misplaced desire to protect others all […]

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THE DAY I LOST MY CHILD

She was a beautiful child of seven; filled with joy and life. She loved to sing and dance and play pretend with her siblings. One day, a man walked into her life. A man we’ll call Tom. This man was a very unhappy person–although you couldn’t tell it by looking at him. He had a […]

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“HUSH” A POEM BY A SURVIVOR

Hush… Keep quiet Don’t say a word Make sure your cries in the night aren’t heard Hush… Keep quiet People can’t know Cover your wounds and don’t let them show Hush… Keep quiet Bury the shame Don’t let your misfortune tarnish His name Hush… Keep quiet Swallow, restrain Brush off your anger, dismiss all your […]

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PEDOPHILIA REALLY IS INCURABLE

This article was written in 2002 by Amitai Etzioni, a professor at The George Washington University and published in the Chicago Tribune. It is addressed to the Catholic Church but many of its conclusions apply, l’havdil, to the Jewish Community Much of what the Catholic Church had not done about pedophilia among its ranks, implicitly […]

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EVIL MANIPULATIVE PEOPLE AND EMOTIONAL DAMAGE

Republished from emergingfrombroken.com Some days are very difficult for me. I am always filled with sympathy and understanding for the victims and survivors of child abuse but on some days the whole subject just makes me see red. It makes me angry that so many children have suffered at the hands of manipulative, controlling and […]

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SPECIAL TRAINING FOR SYDNEY RABBIS

Republished from The Australian Jewish News SHUL presidents and rabbis came together on Tuesday night to improve the protection of children at synagogues across Sydney. More than 20 representatives from Orthodox synagogues attended the meeting at Jewish House and pledged to offer better training to rabbis and communal leaders, and to implement an accreditation process […]

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ORTHODOX GROUPS OFFER MIXED RESPONSES TO ABUSE SCANDALS

Republished from the Jpost In the wake of the revelations that community leaders in Australia suppressed information relating to child molestation, rabbis around the world have begun issuing calls for their constituents to report suspicions directly to civil authorities without prior rabbinic consultation. Despite this, however, views on reporting among the ultra-Orthodox are mixed, with […]

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MY NANNY, MY ABUSER

I am survivor of child sexual abuse. A survivor! No longer a victim! I will not continue to all allow these thoughts and these feelings to overcome and control me. I want my life back

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NEW ADDITION TO THE WALL OF SHAME – SHOLOM (DOVBER) LEVITANSKY

Sholom (Dovber) Levitansky has been added to the Wall of Shame due to his alleged sexual abuse of a number of female minors. Multiple victims came forward and revealed to JCW that they had been abused by Levitansky. After an investigation by JCW’s investigative team that spanned 18 months and following a review by JCW’s […]

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VIGILANT MOM TOOK MATTERS INTO HER OWN HANDS, SET UP STING OPERATION, BUSTS CHILD MOLESTER COP

Republished from TheFreeThoughtProject.com Moundsville, West Virginia – 26-year-old police officer Benjamin Davis was recently forced to resign after a concerned mother exposed him as a child molester in her very own independent online sting operation. Davis allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl, and when the girl’s mother found out about what happened, she created a […]

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