4 of 'abusive rabbi's' followers convicted
Aviad Glickman • Ynet
Four followers of "abusive rabbi" Elior Chen were convicted on Wednesday of all counts of child abuse with which they were charged. David Kugman, 24 was convicted of pinning a child to an electrical oven in February 2008 until his skin was burned and began to peel.
Avraham Maskalchi, 25 was convicted of burning the fingers of one of the children, binding him with rope, forcing a yarmulke in his mouth and blocking his breath with duct tape. Masklatchi and Kugman put the child in a suitcase and deprived him of food and drink for many hours. The two others to be convicted are Roi Tzoref and Shimon Gabai.
…"Rabbi Elior Chen's business all his life is to spread Torah.…We are committed to demonstrate His righteousness"…