BBC: Child sexual abuse: How big is the ‘iceberg’?

BBC Reports: The sexual abuse of a child has to be one of the most distressing issues any society has to confront. That is particularly true when the abuse is happening within the family – the place where a child should be safe. We’ve known for a long time that only a relatively small number […]

Bnei Brak resident arrested for sodomizing 11 year old boy

Translated from Israel’s channel 10. This morning (Monday), the Tel Aviv district attorney’s office filed charges in the district court against Menachem Yehoshua Ehrlich, aged 24, from Bnei Brak. According to the indictment, Ehrlich is a musician whose instruments warehouse facility is in Bnei Brak. It was there that he met and developed a relationship […]

She prayed for it to stop. But nobody heard

A note to the reader: This article contains vivid descriptions of abuse endured by a young girl. Readers may find it disturbing and it can trigger individuals who previously suffered traumas. She’s sitting at the table just waiting for the phone to ring. She knows that as soon as it does her mother will forget […]

Rabbi Guilty of Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old Boy, Judge Rules

DNAInfo reports: COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A West Rogers Park rabbi on Monday was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2006. According to court testimony, Rabbi Aryeh “Larry” Dudovitz, 48, was a mentor to the teenage victim. In October 2006, Dudovitz went home with the boy and his family after celebrating the […]

New Jersey Child Therapist Charged With Sexual Exploitation, Enticement, And Child Pornography Crimes Reports:   Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Diego Rodriquez, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced that ELLIOT HALBERSTAM was arrested today and charged in a criminal complaint with three counts stemming from his sexual […]

It stole my life, my purpose and my soul

This story contains graphic descriptions and may be disturbing to its readers Growing up in a ultra-religious, Jewish neighborhood there was always pressure for me to become the most perfect Jew that I could be. Unfortunately, no one paid attention to my feelings. I grew up in a home where everything was cold and I […]

“The day I was told my husband was abusing my daughter.”

Published in   One month ago my life changed. One month and one day ago I was happily married to my second husband who was a wonderful stepfather to my teenage daughter, and I was (I hope) a great stepmum to his teenage son. We’d been together for nearly a decade and had just […]

Philanthropist Ben Nash Donates $1 million to Jewish Community Watch

Funds to be used for expansion of JCW’s services as offices set to open on four continents Jewish Community Watch (JCW), an organization dedicated to combating child sexual abuse in the orthodox Jewish community, has announced that Ben Nash, co-founder and CEO of PCS Wireless, has pledged $1 million to the organization. The funds will […]

I want to go back to how I used to be

The food is calling I fear I’m falling Words are swimming in my head Memories fill and invade my bed There’s no room for me to rest Every moment becomes a test Hands and fingers are all I feel You can’t convince me they are not real Pain is forming from the inside out I […]

New Addition to the Wall of Shame – Borough Park Community Beware

After an extensive investigation by JCW which involved multiple victims coming forward, we are compelled to inform the community that Aaron Teitelbaum sexually abused multiple boys in Brooklyn New York. Teitelbaum currently resides in Brooklyn. If you or someone you know were sexually abused by this man, please email or call your local police […]

[VIDEO] Rabbi Shais Taub on Addiction and Abuse

One hundred and fifty orthodox Jews filled the main sanctuary of Chabad of Boca Raton on October 11 for a night of awareness and education of child abuse (CSA). The highly charged event served as an opportunity to show support to victims of abuse and to educate the public about the dangers of abuse. Rabbi […]

Charges Filed Against Rabbi Shimon Amar of Ofakim for Sexual Assault

Arutz 7 reports. Charges were filed on Wednesday against Rabbi Shimon Amar, the haredi rabbi from Ofakim arrested two weeks ago on suspicion of sexually assaulting girls who came to him for guidance. Amar, 36, was arrested after several women complained to police that he had abused them several years earlier when they were girls. The investigation revealed that […]

Getting past the memories of his touch

We can talk about empathy, sympathy and all sorts of other feelings until we have used up all of the words. You can say you understand and you might even think that you do. But you can’t. If you have never been touched or molested or raped, you can never truly appreciate the depth of […]

How Germany treats paedophiles before they offend

The Guardian reports Dunkelfeld project aims to allow people who feel they may offend access to professional mental health treatment and attempts to modify their behaviour The first time Max Weber made his way to Berlin to take part in a therapy session, he was so nervous he vomited on the train. “I went straight […]

Andrew Goodman Sentenced To 10 Years For Sexually Abusing A Minor

Defendant Sexually Abused the Victim Several Times a Week for Years BY John Marzulli NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, October 16, 2015, 3:34 PM A convicted child molester, who had skated with a slap on the wrist in state court, was nailed Friday with a 10-year sentence by a federal judge in Brooklyn. Andrew Goodman, […]

The Scream on Friday Night

“Noooooo”, I screamed. It was midnight and my family was still having the shabbos meal. A few family members stopped their chatting. “What was that? Was that Yehudis from the back room?”. My sister came in to check on me and found me sobbing on the bed. In explanation of my sudden scream I sobbed […]

How to handle your child’s doctor visit

Speaking With Your Pediatrician Originally published in Parenting Safe Children I took my eight-year-old daughter to the doctor because she was having some irritation around her vagina. I talked with her ahead of time and said that the doctor may need to look at her vagina. I repeated, as I have in the past, that […]