Rabbanit Beruriah Keren, the leader of the Burka cult, has been indicted. Further, she's…
…now in jail, as the Jerusalem Post reports:
…The woman was accused of three counts of abuse and 25 counts of assault against six of her 12 children.
Jerusalem District Court Judge Aharon Farkash decided to remand the woman in custody.
According to the indictment, the woman cut the hair of two of her daughters as punishment and on a separate occasion, extinguished a match on the chest of one of her sons. She is also accused of pouring water on several of her children in order to wake them in the morning.
She also allegedly denied some of her children entrance to the house, forcing them to eat at the homes of neighbors and friends. According to the indictment, she also tied up one her children, who is mentally impaired, and left him bound for a long period of time.
The woman heads a fringe sect of haredi women who cover their entire bodies with multiple layers of clothing and spend most of their days in self-imposed silence. Army Radio reported that during the deliberations, Judge Farkash asked that she remove her face covering but she refused and the court was forced to make do with her attorney's statement that "she recognizes the eyes of the accused."