Several months after he was arrested and investigated, a dorm counselor from a residential Litvish Yeshiva High School in the Judean foothills was charged with serious sexual assaults against a 14-year-old boy who was in his charge at the school.
Over the course of 2013, the 14-year-old boy (who is 19 now) studied as a boarder in the Litvish school. At the same time, the accused, now 34, worked as a dorm counselor, and part of his role was supervising the young students from the end of their evening studies until midnight.
According to the indictment, at many opportunities in the evening, when the two were alone in the kitchen or the counselor’s bedroom, the man would lock the door and abuse the boy.
The victim came forwards to the police five years later and the man, who was no longer working as a dorm counselor, was arrested.
According to details seen by BeHadrei Haredim, the suspect first admitted the incidents to the police, but in later interviews he changed his story and denied them.
Prosecutors sought strict bail conditions for the accused, noting “danger posed… the isolation of the victim, the victim being a minor under his supervision, and escalation of the acts”.