David Samuel Cyprys
Notorious Chabad Pedophile Appeals Convictions, Despite Guilty Pleas
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A notorious pedophile who sexually assaulted nine students at an Chabad’s Yeshiva College in Melbourne, Australia has filed an appeal of his convictions, the Herald Sun reported.
David Samuel Cyprys was sentenced in December to eight years in prison for the abuse after a jury found him guilty of five counts of rape. Cyprys also pleaded guilty to 12 counts of sexual assault against eight other children.
Cyprys’ appeal was filed on January 21.
Shortly after Cyprys was arrested in late 2011, police attacked members of the Chabad community for trying to block their investigation into Cyprys’ crimes and for attempting to deceive them.
Chabad’s top leaders knew Cyprys had been found guilty of sexually abusing a child in 1991 but allowed him to continue to work at the school anyway, putting more children in harms way and leading to more cases of abuse.
Victim’s advocate Manny Waks, who was abused by Cyprys, said he was appalled by the appeal, noting that it both re-traumatizes Cyprys’ victims and highlights Cyprys’ lack of remorse for his actions.
“It also highlights the lack of remorse by Cyprys, something the judge pointed out during the case,” Waks said, adding that he was “confident that justice will prevail, again” and Cyprys’ appeal will be rejected by the courts.