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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]