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Tag: Sex Abuse
October 31, 2013 | 4:04 pm
February 15, 2013 | 4:38 am
Allegations of child sex abuse, rampant in Melbourne’s Jewish community, have spread to Sydney, with police mounting investigations into two individuals.
Police in New South Wales state said at least one of the alleged perpetrators under investigation is believed to be a former...
November 14, 2012 | 11:18 am
The launch of a commission to investigate child sex abuse was welcomed by the principal of an Australian Jewish school whose students allegedly were victimized.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Monday that the royal commission -- or public inquiry -- would look into children...
November 1, 2012 | 11:29 am
August 22, 2012 | 10:28 am
The Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne embroiled in a child sex abuse scandal apologized “unreservedly” to the victims.
The apology, issued Monday in a letter from the head of the Yeshivah College and the head of the Yeshivah Center, which houses the headquarters of...
June 25, 2012 | 1:46 pm
Four haredi Orthodox men in Brooklyn were charged with attempting to intimidate and bribe an alleged sexual abuse victim and her boyfriend in a criminal case against a local counselor.
According to the indictment filed June 21, Abraham Rubin, 48, offered the alleged victim and her...
May 20, 2012 | 2:16 am
Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times takes a look at Israel’s divisive issue of national service for Haredi men.
The resentment, even demonization, of Haredim is deep and growing, most profoundly among the strictly observant Jews known...
November 28, 2011 | 3:14 pm
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office says it has charged 89 men in the borough’s haredi Orthodox communities with child sex abuse—a threefold increase over a two-year span.
However, the Forward reported that Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes declined to provide any details about the...