6 Stages of Grooming

By Dr. Michael Welner Grooming is the process by which an offender draws a victim into a sexual relationship and maintains that relationship in secrecy. The shrouding of the relationship is an essential feature of grooming. Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner explains the six stages that can lead up to sexual molestation. The grooming sex […]

Karp Trial Set for October

The trial of Rabbi Frederick “Ephraim” Karp, the Ohio rabbi charged with sexual abuse of a minor and related charges in Baltimore County, has been set for October. Although he was arrested in January and extradited to Baltimore County then, the case was postponed so that the defense could have additional time to review evidence […]

Closing Arguments Made in New Square Hasidic Abuse Trial

The defense and prosecution made their closing arguments on July 24 in the trial of a prominent Hasidic man from the upstate New York community of New Square who stands accused of sexually molesting a young neighbor from the age of eight till shortly after his bar mitzvah. “Let no man be judged by one […]

Testimony of rabbi’s daughter bolsters prosecution

NEW CITY – Rockland Rabbi Moshe Menachem Taubenfeld’s daughter took the stand for the defense Wednesday in his sex-abuse trial. Taubenfeld’s daughter broke down in tears as she described how her mother and brother were killed by a Hamas suicide bomber on a bus in Jerusalem in 2003. She was also on board, but survived […]

Rabbi Sentenced to Nine Years for Sexual Abuse of Teens

A Nazareth Court sentenced Rabbi Yaakov Deutsch from Afula to nine years in prison on Wednesday, after he was convicted on charges of sexual abuse against four teenagers – two boys and two girls – whom he taught. Deutsch was also sentenced with paying a 290,000 shekel ($75,895) fine. The full seriousness of Deutsch’s actions […]

Opinion: How to Be the Person Your Child Confides In

By Janet Lansbury I loved my mom and always felt we were close, but I never told her the sorts of private things my daughter tells me.  There was plenty Mom did not know and (yikes!) that I didn’t want her to know.  I sensed she didn’t want to know either, even though she adored […]

WATCH: Defense begins in Rockland rabbi’s sex abuse trial

NEW CITY – The defense began their case Monday in the high-profile sexual abuse trial of Rockland Rabbi Moshe Menachem Taubenfeld. As News 12 has reported, Laiby Stern told the judge that Taubenfeld sexually molested him when he went for counseling after the Sept. 11. attacks. Stern, now 22, claims the abuse carried on for […]

Victim in New Square sex abuse case testifies

A New Square man recalled in excruciating detail Friday how a neighbor instructed him to take off his pants and began molesting him on Sept. 11, 2001, when he was 8 years old. The alleged abuse didn’t stop until he moved out of the village more than five years later, the victim, now in his 20s, […]

Trial of rabbi accused of molesting boy underway

NEW SQUARE – The non-jury trial of an internationally-known rabbi, accused of being a pedophile, is underway. Moshe Menachim Taubenfeld is accused of sexually molesting a 9-year-old boy who sought his solace hours after the 9/11 attacks. Prosecutors told the judge in detail how the rabbi allegedly sodomized the boy until he was 13 years […]

Malka Leifer: Former Melbourne Jewish school principal wins further delay in fight against extradition from Israel on abuse allegations

A former principal accused of molesting students at an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne has had her extradition hearing to Australia delayed. Malka Leifer fled to Israel just hours after allegations of sexual abuse at the Adass Israel School in Elsternwick first surfaced in 2008, and has been there ever since. It is understood Ms […]

The Murder of a Sunny Little Girl

I was a little girl, carefree  Running free outdoors Laughing, giggling, playing Big bows slipping out of tight curls I would climb trees and jump down Play ball and chase all the boys Collect bugs and build forts I was full of joy, there was no reason not to be But that happiness was shortlived […]

Researcher discusses complications of sexual abuse within families

From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette As director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center, David Finkelhor understands the impact sexual abuse by a parent has on children and how they respond. Abuse typically begins when the child is 7 to 9 years old and can continue until the early teens. That’s when the child has […]

‘Utter hypocrite’ Todros Grynhaus jailed for 13 years for sex assaults

A Jewish teacher and rabbi’s son who molested two teenage girls was “an utter hypocrite” who professed his Orthodox faith while “cynically condemning his victims to suffer”, a judge has said. Todros Grynhaus, 50, was jailed for 13 years and two months on Friday. He must pay one victim £45,000 and the other £35,000 in […]

Another survivor speaks up

By Avremi Rosenthal I would like to share something with you that most, if not all don’t know about me. I am a victim/survivor of child sexual abuse and I have been for the past 21 years of my life. Back in November of last year, I attended the first JCW event in south Florida. […]

Jewish Community Watch to Raise $500,000 Over 24 Hours

All donations made to Jewish Community Watch from July 7 at 3pm (EDT) till July 8 at 3pm will be matched by three groups of donors. Since its founding in 2011, Jewish Community Watch (JCW) has made a name for itself as a result of its bold approach to combating child sexual abuse in the […]

Eight Common Myths About Child Sexual Abuse

From the Leadership Council Few people are aware of the true state of the science on child abuse. Instead, most people’s beliefs have been shaped by common misconceptions and popular myths about this hidden crime. Societal acceptance of these myths assists sex offenders by silencing victims and encouraging public denial about the true nature of […]

Rabbi Defends Not Reporting Sex Abuse – A Mother in Israel blog

July 2, 2015 by Hannah Katsman posted in amotherinisrael.com Please Note: This article contains disturbing and graphic content. The goal of publishing is not sensationalism but rather to expose this story so that others learn from his mistakes. Last week, Yehuda Shohat and Ariela Sternbuch published a story in Yediot Aharonot about the advice that rabbis […]

Police Fail Most Child Abuse Victims – Report

By Tom Parmenter, Sky News Correspondent Police forces are still failing too many young victims of sexual abuse, according to a series of new reports – with only one in three cases involving vulnerable children being handled to a good standard. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has warned senior officers “risk failing another generation of […]

In Plain View – How child molesters get away with it.

A 2012 article in the New Yorker by Malcolm Gladwell Ia 2001 book, “Identifying Child Molesters,” the psychologist Carla van Dam tells the story of a young Canadian elementary-school teacher she calls Jeffrey Clay. Clay taught physical education. He was well liked by his students, and often he asked boys in his class to stay […]

Ex-chief of U.K. Jews to face jury over sex abuse charges

Haaretz Reported: British prosecutors said on Monday an ageing member of the House of Lords would now face criminal action over accusations of serious historical child sex crimes after they overturned an earlier decision following anger from alleged victims. Lord Greville Janner, 86, a former Labour member of parliament and ex-president of the Board of […]