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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

RABBI ABRAHAM GLICK RESIGNED FROM YESHIVAH COLLEGE

The former principal of Yeshivah College from the period that sex offenders David Cyprys and David Kramer were abusing students has resigned as a teacher at the school. Rabbi Abraham Glick was the principal of Melbourne’s Yeshivah College between 1986 and 2007. Asked at the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Child Abuse on Thursday […]

Tottenham man acquitted of sexually assaulting orthodox Jew, 14

Efraim Cray, 32, was accused of abusing the girl between January 2012 and January 2013. Cray, of Wellington Drive, South Tottenham, faced three charges of sexual assault by touching at his trial last year, but was acquitted of one charge on the directions of the judge. He was cleared of the remaining charges at Snaresbrook […]

MIAMI: SCHECK HILLEL EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED CHILD PORN POSSESSION

NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) — Parents at a South Florida school are demanding answers days after an employee was arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography. Douglas Sands was taken into custody Thursday for possession of child pornography on his home computer. His arrest report reads, “[On the desktop] that was located in Sands’ bedroom … […]

ROYAL COMMISSION: OUR DARKEST WEEK

The Australian Jewish community has just witnessed one of its darkest weeks. I have covered child abuse in the Jewish community for several years but even I didn’t understand the extent of the cover-ups, the lies, the ignorance and ridiculous actions of Rabbis in our community. It’s time for us, as a community, to wake […]

RABBI TOLD CHILD SEX ABUSE VICTIM TO ‘LET IT GO’, ROYAL COMMISSION TOLD

Republished from the TheGuardian A senior religious figure within the orthodox Jewish community, rabbi Baruch Lesches, told a child sex abuse victim that “the proper, clever thing to do” about the abuse “would be to let it go”. The victim, identified only as AVB, told the royal commission into institutional responses to child sex abuse […]

EX-N.Y. JEWISH DAY SCHOOL TEACHER BUSTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES

Republished from the JTA A rabbi and a former Judaic studies teacher in Westchester County, N.Y., has been arrested and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. Lyle Kamlet, 62, is alleged to have purchased illegal DVDs over the Internet and to have had them mailed to Westchester Day School, a co-ed Modern Orthodox school […]