Judge calls molester's acts "disgusting and severe," hands down single two year sentence. Molester must also pay $1,941 to each of the three boys he molested.
He ruined three lives and his penalty is to spend two years in what will probably be yeshiva prison and pay less than $6,000 in total damages to his victims. And you wonder why wanted foreign haredi child molesters flee to Israel?
How about this for a new Israeli tourism slogan? "Israel – Thailand for Jewish child molesters."
Quick! Someone pitch the Ministry of Tourism!
By Ofra Edelman, Ha'aretz
An ultra-Orthodox man was yesterday sentenced to two years in prison and six months' suspended sentence for sexually molesting three boys to whom he taught Torah studies. Dan Gavriel Hajaj, 36, was found guilty of luring the children to hidden places, giving them alcoholic drinks and then molesting them. Tel Aviv Magistrate Hanan Efrati also ordered Hajaj to pay each boy NIS 8,000 in compensation. The magistrate said Hajaj's acts were "disgusting and severe, as they were perpetrated against religious minors who trusted him as an adult, a teacher and a religious man."
[Hat Tip: Joel Katz.]