Study challenges the notion of the family as a safe-haven

(A note about this article: The reasoning for posting this article is not to sow fear and mass paranoia. Statistically, the chances of any particular father sexual abusing their children is extremely low.  The purpose is to inform parents that this type of abuse does happen, and for those parents who may have real reason […]

Can Child Sexual Abuse Affect Long-term Health

TranscriptIn the 1980s, Dr. Vincent Felitti, now director of the California Institute of Preventive Medicine in San Diego, discovered something potentially revolutionary about the ripple effects of child sexual abuse. He discovered it while trying to solve a very different health problem: helping severely obese people lose weight.Felitti, a specialist in preventive medicine, was trying out a […]

School bus driver molested 4-year-old boy: Cops

SPRING VALLEY – A 27-year-old private school bus driver has been charged with molesting a 4-year-old boy, police said Wednesday. Shlomo Erps, of Nancy Lane, Monsey, was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree sexual abuse, Spring Valley police Detective Robert Bookstein said. Erps is accused of making sexual contact with a child on the bus […]

Mother speaks out regarding rabbi accused of molesting child

WSVN-TV – 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — The mother of an 11-year-old who has accused a South Florida rabbi of inappropriately touching her is speaking out, saying she has been shunned by the Jewish community and has even received bribes to stay quiet. The mother, who chose to […]

3 Reasons Children Keep Abuse “A Secret”

Republished from American SPCC Silence is a child abuser’s best friend. You name it. Any kind of abuse… physical, sexual, emotional and even neglect… flourishes under the cloud of silence. Child abusers know this… and use this to their advantage. To ensure silence, abusers will often implore children to keep the abuse “our little secret” […]

Supreme Court allows children’s indirect testimony in child abuse cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that teachers’ reports of child abuse based on conversations with young children can be admitted as testimony, despite a defendant’s constitutional right to confront his accuser. The unanimous judgment came in the case of a 3½-year-old Ohio boy whose wounds were visible to teachers at his day care […]

Child sex crimes soar with 85 new offences recorded each day in the UK

Child sex crimes are soaring with the police recording 85 new offences every day, according to the latest figures. Last year more than 31,000 reports of abuse, including rape and assault were made to the police in England and Wales, according to statistics published by the NSPCC. This was an increase of more than a third […]

Mikvahs, Saunas And The Role of Leadership

Michael J. Salamon Daniel Kahneman, in his book, “Thinking Fast and Slow,” pointed out that self-control requires attentiveness and determination. Most individuals, however, react promptly, even impulsively without taking the time to perform a clear analysis.  Decisions made in haste are often made according to cognitive delusions we all have, two of them are among […]

Todros Grynhaus Abuse Victim Threatened

The Jewish Telegraph reports that the father of a sex abuse victim claims his daughter and witnesses were threatened during the recent trial of charedi teacher Todros Grynhaus, of Salford. Todros, 50, was convicted at Manchester Crown Court of two charges of sexual abuse against two females and is awaiting sentencing. A further charge against […]

Shabbat Guest Sentenced to 34-Years for Molesting Multiple Children

Michael Revzin, of Milwaukee, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison and 13 years of extended supervision after he had been arrested for sexually abusing and exposing himself to two different children under the age of 13. As part of a plea deal, four other charges of sexual abuse were dismissed. The victims were […]

[Video] What You Most Know Before Sending Your Kids To Camp

  In the coming weeks, thousands of parents in our community will send their children to overnight camp. For most, this will be a thrilling experience with wonderful friendships and memories to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, a small percentage of these campers will return home with devastating memories of sexual abuse at the hands of […]

Mendel Tevel sentenced to one year in prison on sex abuse charges

By Jared Sichel for the Jewish Journal Nearly two years after his arrest in Beverly Hills on sexual abuse charges, Mendel Tevel was sentenced on June 8 in a Brooklyn court to one year in prison, a spokesperson with the Brooklyn district attorney’s office confirmed with the Jewish Journal. On Apr. 24, Tevel pleaded guilty […]

Mendel Tevel sentenced – JCW Responds

Today Mendel Tevel was sentenced to one year in prison for child sexual abuse. This is a man who committed evil acts, a man who victimized the innocent, and a man who destroyed lives. He manipulated his community and in-laws to become accomplices in his crimes by harboring and defending him. This man abused his […]

[Radio] Secrets And Realities Of US Child Sex Abuse

“In the united states, we have a response to child sexual abuse that’s after the fact. We need to shift to a prevention focus to child sexual abuse” NPR’s Tom Ashbrook looks at the reality of child sex abuse in this 45 minute discussion with leading CSA experts.      

Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt responds to N.Y. Times story

JTA NEW YORK (JTA) — Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt asserted his innocence in his first public comment since the publication of a New York Times article about his habit of inviting young males to join him for naked heart-to-heart talks in the sauna. In a letter sent Thursday to congregants of his Orthodox synagogue, the Riverdale Jewish Center […]