“Some of those victims might be on a contract not to speak [i.e., were paid hush money by Hayman or Chabad], other victims feel tremendous pressure from the Jewish culture about how it manages its own issues, some are afraid they will be criticized by their own Jewish community and others simply don’t want to relive their abuse."
Daniel “Gug” Hayman
More Victims Of Chabad Pedophile Known To Police
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Police in the Australian province of New South Wales hope to bring additional child sex abuse charges against Daniel “Gug” Hayman, who pleaded guilty last week to indecent assault by a person in authority against a minor, the Australian Jewish News reported. The sex assault took place against a male child in a Chabad camp.
Hayman is a former director of Chabad’s Yeshiva Centre in Sydney. In the 1980s, he was a volunteer with Chabad and worked with children there – despite Chabad claims, now proved false, that he never did.
The police crime manager for the eastern suburbs of Sydney, Ana Loughman, told the AJN police know of more victims of Hayman who have not come forward.
“Some of those victims might be on a contract not to speak [i.e., were paid hush money by Hayman or Chabad], other victims feel tremendous pressure from the Jewish culture about how it manages its own issues, some are afraid they will be criticized by their own Jewish community and others simply don’t want to relive their abuse,” Loughman said.
Detectives will contact Hayman’s other victims again to see if they would change their minds and agree to file criminal charges against him, Loughman said, also noting that Hayman’s court case shows that the police can investigate cases discreetly and get convictions without victims’ identities being exposed.
“We are open to further victims coming forward and we hope that the outcome of our investigation so far instils confidence in the community,” Loughman said.
She also said the intensive work that went into making the case against Hayman was worth it.
“At the end of such a long haul, we have one plea of guilty and one conviction.
“Is it worth it? Of course it is, because this little success represents a lot of potential victims that may not have, and may never, come forward,” Loughman said.
Hayman is slated to be sentenced on Tuesday, May 27. He faces a maximun sentence of six years in prison.
Police Strike Force Bungo, which is investigating historical cases of child sex abuse in the Sydney Jewish community, is reportedly still operating.
Hayman lived for many years in the Los Angeles, California area where he was shielded by the Jewish community and by its local child sex abuse expert Debbie Fox. Fox shielded Hayman even though Hayman was allegedly not compliant with therapy protocols.