"Some time ago serious allegations against a current teacher within [Chabad's] Yeshivah College in Melbourne were made and a formal statement has been given to the police. There is an ongoing investigation currently underway.…"
Another alleged Melbourne Yeshivah perpetrator – a current teacher
Posted on October 7, 2013 by Tzedek
We are now in a position to release publicly the following limited information.
Some time ago serious allegations against a current teacher within the Yeshivah College in Melbourne were made and a formal statement has been given to the police. There is an ongoing investigation currently underway. This abuse is alleged to have happened some time ago.
We urge other victims from Yeshivah (past and present) to come forward as this may assist in this case. We similarly urge anyone with information regarding abuse (or cover-up) within Yeshivah to come forward. Of course we encourage anyone with information regarding any other cases of abuse/cover-up to also come forward. You may contact Tzedek for support, guidance or assistance. You may also contact the police directly.
We would like to emphasise that while we have identified the institution involved in this alleged case, the community should refrain from speculating and/or accusing anyone. The right thing to do is to come forward with credible information so that justice may prevail and for our children to be safer. The main reasons we have decided to make this allegation public is because this:
(a) alleged perpetrator is currently teaching children;
(b) institution has a significant record of employing perpetrators/alleged perpetrators (some of whom have already been convicted) and covering up abuse; and
(c) may cause additional victims (or other people with information) to come forward (this has been the trend until now).
Enough! No more silence.
From what I know from my own reporting, there are also two other (now former) teachers at Chabad's Yeshivah College under police investigation.
One is currently on bail.
The other fled to the US and is now allegedly in Israel.
On top of that, two part time teachers/Yeshivah College employees have been convicted of pedophila in past few months: David Cyprys and David Kramer.
Cyprys was allowed to work at Yeshivah College despite an earlier brush with the law over molestation, was eventually rearrested and charged with sexually abusing multiple child victims at Chabad, was convicted of some of those charges a couple months ago and pleaded guiltty to the rest shortly after that.
Kramer fled Australia with the help of Chabad, eventually ended up in the US where he was arrested and convicted for molesting a child there, and was extradited to Australia to stand trial for his Australian child sexual abuse. He pleaded guilty in April.