An Australian media report earlier this week alleged that Debbie Fox and the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Los Angeles protected a pedophile wanted in Australia for questioning in a series of child sexual abuse incidents. The JFCS-LA has now reportedly issued a statement denying that. But the JFCS-LA's statement only shows that it was not acting in the best interest of LA's children or the pedophile's victims.
The Jewish Family and Children's Service of Los Angeles is actually claiming is that it did not know of specific incidents this of this pedophile raping children – all it knew is that he was a pedophile, and therefore, because of that lack of specificity, it did not need to report him.
Here's the money quote:
"There was nothing reportable to law enforcement because Ms Fox was never made directly aware of specific incidents that had occurred in Australia decades earlier, nor did the alleged perpetrator admit to her to any crimes or specific actions."
In other words, she knew the pedophile was a pedophile but he did not say to her, "I raped X child on X day in Australia," and therefore Fox and the JFCS-LA did not have to report him.
That strains both credulity and ethics.
Past that, the JFCS-LA does not deny that they sent the pedophile for testing to ascertain if he was still dangerous or not as was reported by Fairfax Media.
So Debbie Fox and the JFCS-LA were protecting this man and only would have reported him if he was found to be a current danger.
Should Fox be fired?
Should the president and CEO of the JFCS-LA be fired?
Will any of these enablers of pedophiles be fired?
No – unless LA's Jews rise up and demand it.
Otherwise, they will continue to behave in ways that endanger the very Jewish children they are mandated to protect and serve.
LA Jewish group rejects pedophile report
Peter Mitchell • The Australian
A PROMINENT Los Angeles Jewish welfare group has rejected an Australian media report it shielded a self-confessed pedophile being investigated for abusing boys in Sydney.
The report in Fairfax newspapers on Wednesday alleged Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles was harbouring the man, who was not named for legal reasons.
The assaults, said to have happened at Bondi's Yeshiva school in the 1980s, are being investigated by NSW detectives.
"The child abuse suspect at the centre of Australian media reports was neither a client nor an employee of Jewish Family Service or its Aleinu program," the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles said in a statement.
"Because of the controversy surrounding this issue, Jewish Family Service needs to set the record straight."
The Jewish Family Service said the Aleinu Family Resource Center pioneered a premier child abuse education and awareness program, Safety Kid, and the employee identified in the Fairfax report, Debbie Fox, was a nationally recognised expert on the prevention of child abuse within the orthodox community.
The report referred to an email Ms Fox allegedly wrote to the alleged pedophile in 2011 that said: "I have no idea how anyone found out - but calls are coming daily from many sources. So far, we've been protecting you."
The Jewish Family Service said Ms Fox was contacted by a victim requesting assistance connecting with the local Rabbinic Council in Los Angeles, and at the victim's request, she served as a liaison between the council, the victim, and the alleged perpetrator.
"There was nothing reportable to law enforcement because Ms Fox was never made directly aware of specific incidents that had occurred in Australia decades earlier, nor did the alleged perpetrator admit to her to any crimes or specific actions," the statement said.
"At no time did Aleinu staff ever shield a suspect from local or international law enforcement in any way whatsoever, nor would they ever do so.
"Rather, Aleinu staff follows all mandated reporting laws to the letter, working closely with local law enforcement, without exception."
[Hat Tip: Aussie.]