The alleged victim was reportedly, 8- or 9-years-old when the alleged rapes took place. He claims the alleged pedophile lured him into the Chabad synagogue in the Yeshivah College complex by promising him chocolates and then raped on the bimah “in front of the Sefer Torah.” He claims he was also forced to perform oral sex on the man.
Horrific Case Of Alleged Child Sex Abuse At Chabad School
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Chabad’s Yeshivah College in Melbourne has another horrific case of child sexual abuse, the Australian Jewish News reported.
An alleged victim claims he was repeatedly raped by what the AJN describes as “a longstanding employee of the school.”
(This appears to be the same case.)
The alleged perpetrator reportedly still is “in close contact with children at the school.”
The alleged victim was reportedly, 8- or 9-years-old when the alleged rapes took place. He claims the alleged pedophile lured him into the Chabad synagogue in the Yeshivah College complex by promising him chocolates and then raped on the bimah “in front of the Sefer Torah.” He claims he was also forced to perform oral sex on the man. There may be at least one more alleged victim of the alleged pedophile, as well.
“After I was raped I was in shock and I went to the office and I was shivering and crying. I didn’t know what rape was because I was eight years old. I din’t know what sex was, so I didn’t have the words to say what happened. I remember being raped in front of the Sefer Torah. I remember being raped on one of the pews,” the alleged victim reportedly said.
The alleged rapist – who is a Yeshivah employee (a rabbi/teacher, I believe) – asked him for forgiveness after the rapes as Yom Kippur approached.
He claims he has never had a relationship or a steady job because of the trauma from the rape – which he reportedly says caused him to suppress it until recently.
The alleged rapes were reported to police this week and police are said to be investigating the claims.
Chabad’s Yeshiva College has been racked by child sex abuse scandals over the past several years.
• Former teacher Rabbi David Kramer - who fled Australia with the help of Chabad to avoid prosecution – went on to sexually abuse a boy in St. Louis and was convicted and imprisoned there. He was extradited to Australia after serving his US sentence and pleaded guilty. He awaits sentencing.
• Yeshivah security director and martial arts teacher David Cyprys – who had an earlier pedophilia-related conviction but who was allowed to work at the Chabad school anyway – was convicted on child sex abuse charges (and pleaded guilty to other child sex abuse charges) involving more than 10 victims. He is awaiting sentencing.
• A former Melbourne Chabad Youth leader has recently been charged with child sexual abuse.
• A regular substitute teacher at the Chabad school has also been charged with sexual abuse.