The New York Daily News has an article on the extradition of Rabbi Avrohom Mondrowitz, the Gerre hasid who allegedly raped dozens of young boys in Brooklyn during the 1970s and early 1980s. After being arrested and charged, Mondrowitz was released on unsupervised bail. He promptly fled to Israel, where he has lived openly and safely for almost 25 years, still with unfettered access to young boys.
After quoting other alleged victims, the Daily News closes with the money quote:
A 39-year-old rabbi filed a complaint last year, accusing Mondrowitz of abusing him when he was 11. He charged that pedophiles are still free to ruin lives in the closed Orthodox community, where leaders routinely silence victims to avoid scandal.
"There are probably more kids harmed in this community than any other because everything is placed under the rug," he said. "They throw a kid out of school if he complains. "This will send a message: You can run away and hide and you can think it is forgotten, but eventually it will hunt you down and get you. That is very important. It is a deterrent we never had."
Ask yourself why Agudath Israel did not lobby for the extradition of Rabbi Mondrowitz. Ask youself why Agudath Israel did not either provide counseling for the victims of Rabbi Mondrowitz or publicly and contemporaneously educate their communities about sexual crimes committed against children.
You know the answer.
They covered up instead.
UOJ claims Mondrowitz has now been arrested in Israel. We'll see how that works out, if does at all, as the days go by.
[Hat Tips: Michelle, UOJ, and Steve.]