A Tel Aviv court today sentenced Moshe Fisher (משה פישר), aged 54, to six years
in prison for sexual assault against three minors, Ynet reports. According to the
indictment against him, he abused the boys, aged 13-15, while two of
them were working for him. Fisher was convicted in March of exploiting
his authority over the boys as an adult and employer to pressure them
into sexual acts.
The boys were from Haredi and religious families, and one of them
learned in a yeshiva boarding school. Fisher, who worked as a
furniture cleaner, was introduced to the boy by a Rabbi at the
yeshiva. Fisher wanted to hire help for cleaning jobs at Pesach, and
the boy was looking for work. Over Chol Hamoed Pesach, Fisher met the
other two boys.
Fisher drove the boys around as part of the cleaning work, bought them
food and gifts including electric bicycles and cellphones. Then he
began to send them sexual messages.
On one of their journeys, he began touching the 15-year-old boy in
intimate areas. He offered the older two boys money in return for oral
sex, but they refused. He also tried to kiss the 13-year-old younger
Judge Ido Darwian-Gamaliel said Fisher’s actions were “carried out
over two months in pre-meditated and repeated manner… he used his
life experience and his ability to persuade and manipulate. The youths
didn’t know how to escape from the danger, despite feeling disgusted