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Haredi Teacher Indicted For Serial Child Sex Abuse
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A teacher in a haredi school in the haredi West Bank settlement of Beitar Illit was charged today with a series of child sex abuse charges, Walla! News reported.
Thirty-two year old Aharon Shlomo Leeson (the name may possibly also be spelled “Lison”) is accused of committing indecent acts on three minors at a Talmud Torah in the haredi settlement. The abuse allegedly began in 2009 and continued through this year.
In one case, Leeson allegedly asked a student to help him straighten up a storage area at Leeson’s residence. At one point, Leeson allegedly locked the shed and asked the student to sit on his lap. Then Leeson allegedly began to sexually stroke the boy’s body.
In two other incidents, one in a haredi synagogue and one in a mikvah (ritual bath), Leeson also allegedly molested the child.
In another case, Leeson allegedly hugged another boy from behind and then dropped his hand lower and fondled the the boy’s genitals.
In a third case, Leeson allegedly asked a boy to come to Leeson’s house to help him clean the house for Passover. Once there, Leeson allegedly hugged the boy and rubbed the boy’s genitals. From 2012 to 2014, Leeson allegedly frequently asked the boy to come to Leeson’s home to help or for tutoring. Once there, Leeson would allegedly hug the boy, pat his cheeks, put the boy on his leg and fondle touch his feet.
The prosecution asked the court to order the teacher remanded until the legal proceedings against him are completed.