Above: Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky
Presumably, the same person (a person I do not know) who sent the following video to me last night sent it to Da'as Torah, as well.
Two me approach Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, the #2 rabbi in Aharon Leib Steinman's mainstream haredi faction. The faction publishes Yated ne'eman, the largest Israeli haredi daily paper, and controls Degel HaTorah, the non-hasidic half of the United Torah Judaism political party.
Roughly, here is what the video says:
Unidentified younger man: I have, nebech, a cousin In America that someone 'fiddled' with. What should be done to him? He [the alleged victim] wants me to check out the matter [for him because] he wants to go to the police [to report the crime.]Kanievsky: "What is the question?"Unidentified younger man: A child, a child.Unidentified man 2: A child of 11 years old – a disgusting person sexually abused him. The person [i.e., the alleged victim] wants to know if he can go to the police or not?Kanievsky: "Presumably yes - he will be saving others! – saving others, yes!"Unidentified younger man: The question is, does he need to get permission from a beit din [Jewish court] or anything?Kanievsky: "it's logical."Unidentified younger man: It's logical not to ask [a beit din] first? [Is that what you mean? Or are you saying he can just call the police without asking the question to a rabbi or beit din first?] Can a person act this way [and not rely on rabbinic advice or instruction]?Kanievsky: "it's logical because [by calling police] one [the alleged victim] is saving others [from assault]."