Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky was asked on video by a relative of a victim if he must go to a Beit Din (Jewish Court) before reporting the abuse to the police.
Rabbi Gershon Selinger was arrested and charged with multiple accounts of sexual abuse of a minor.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in six boys and one in four girls are sexually abused before the age of 18.
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 […]
(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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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 […]
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 […]
Michael Revzin of Milwaukee pleaded guilty to sexually abusing one child under the age of 13 and exposing himself to another, while visiting their home on Shabbat. As part of a plea deal, four other charges of sexual abuse were dismissed. Arrested on April 24, 2014, Revzin was charged with two counts of first degree […]
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 […]
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 […]
Republished from the Manchester Evening News A ‘respected’ religious teacher has gone on trial accused of sex attacks on schoolgirls. Todros Grynhaus, 50, who has taught in Jewish schools, is accused of exposing himself to one alleged victim he was ‘obsessed’ with, treating her as a ‘plaything’ and taking her to a hotel where he […]
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 […]
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 […]
Republished from ABC The director of the ultra-orthodox Jewish Yeshiva centre in Sydney has resigned after last week telling a royal commission hearing he did not know it was a crime for an adult to touch a child’s genitals. Rabbi Yosef Feldman’s evidence at a Melbourne hearing of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to […]
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 […]
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 … […]
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 […]
Republished from The Herald Sun Giving evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Rabbi Yosef Feldman said he was unfamiliar with child abuse laws. He said even while director of the Yeshivah Gedola Rabbinical College he didn’t bother familiarising himself with the laws. “Obviously I knew I had certain obligations. I didn’t […]
Republished from ABC One of Australia’s Orthodox Jewish leaders has told the royal commission into child sexual abuse he did not believe he had an obligation to stop an accused paedophile leaving the country. The commission heard the student at Sydney’s Yeshivah Centre left Australia less than 48 hours after a complaint was made against […]
The HeraldSun.com The young girl said while she was staying with Daniel “Gug” Hayman he indecently assaulted her and would often walk around totally naked. She was put in his care after being sent to Sydney to study from interstate by her parents. “Gug would walk out of the bedroom completely naked. I would be […]
Republished from TheGuardian An orthodox Jewish religious leader said he “forgot” about a boy who called him to say he had been sexually abused at the Yeshivah Centre in Sydney because he thought it must be a prank – a judgment he said he came to “profoundly regret”. Rabbi Moshe Gutnick, a senior judge of the Sydney […]
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 […]
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 […]
Republished from Examiner.com Frederick Martin Karp, 50, a rabbi from Beachwood, Ohio, was extradited to Maryland on Wednesday after being accused of sexually abusing a Baltimore County child for the last five years. The young girl was only seven years old when the alleged sexual abuse first took place, according to a Jan 29. report […]