Two Chabad leaders in Paris were reportedly arrested on suspicion of coercing parents of children who were sexually abused at a Chabad school there. The rabbis ordered parents of abused children not to call police or report the abuse.
Two More Rabbis Arrested In Paris Chabad Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Two Chabad leaders in Paris were reportedly arrested on suspicion of coercing parents of children who were sexually abused at a Chabad school there, the Israeli Hebrew language news website Walla reported based on French media reports.
The two rabbis, who are not named, ordered the parents and staff not to call police and report the abuse.
According to Walla’s understanding of those reports, the school’s principal and the community’s head rabbi were arrested on July 31. While not named, the head rabbi may be Rabbi Shmuel Azimov, who has previously been accused of ordering parents and staff to hush up the abuse.
Both were later released under restrictive conditions until the beginning of their trial.
Anonymous Chabad community sources have denied the reports.
In February, another Chabad rabbi was indicted on similar charges.
[Hat Tip: YBM.]