An alleged victim of accused haredi pedophile Rabbi Todros Grynhaus sobbed in open court in Manchester, England as she described being ordered by Grynhaus to “enjoy” his alleged sex abuse, but Grynhaus' attorney accused the woman of making up the charges to cover up her own "marital difficulties.'
Above: Rabbi Todros Grynhaus
Attorney For Accused Haredi Pedophile Accuses Alleged Victim Of Reporting Abuse To Cover Up Her Own Alleged “Marital Difficulties”
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
An alleged victim of accused haredi pedophile Rabbi Todros Grynhaus sobbed in open court in Manchester, England as she described being ordered by Grynhaus to “enjoy” his alleged sex abuse, the JC reported today. She was 14-years-old when Grynhaus, a prominent Manchester teacher, allegedly began molesting her.
He allegedly forcibly fondled the girl in a hotel Jacuzzi and then later forced her to perform a sex act on him.
“He put his hands behind my shoulders and tried to force me and told me it was going to be nice. I was saying no. I really, really didn’t want it. I remember him trying again and again,” the sobbing victim testified.
“It’s really not too bad. Give it a try,” Grynhaus allegedly responded as she refused him during the abuse.
“I didn’t want to report it to the police,” the alleged victim said. “I didn’t want to take it this far…but [after the rabbis didn’t deal with it] I realized if I don’t come forward and tell the police I don’t know how many other children are at harm. I don’t think anybody would make something up like this. It’s sick, it’s absolutely disgusting. I didn’t think this would happen. I don’t want to be stood here now. He is a complete psychopath.”
Grynhaus’ attorney, Jonathan Goldberg QC, has defended other haredi criminals, including pedophiles. He asked the alleged victim why she didn’t report the crimes to police sooner.
“I didn’t think about it. I was getting married. He had ruined my life already. I wanted to put it to bed,” the alleged victim responded.
“Perhaps this story of abuse has been a convenient crutch for you to explain your marital difficulties,” Goldberg replied.
Because of the shame involved in, victims often wait several years before reporting child sex abuse, and reporting often takes place after marriage or when their first child begins to reach the age at which the parent was first abused.
That shame is greatly intensified in the haredi community in which any open discussion of sex or sex abuse is taboo. And because the haredi community frequently shuns and often terrorizes abuse victims who report abusers to police, very few haredi victims come forward.
Grynhaus is on re-trial for five counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault encompassing crimes against two alleged female teen victims.
Grynhaus denies all the allegations against him – although he allegedly admitted them several years ago to an informal haredi rabbinic tribunal headed by his cousin, which ordered him to seek therapy.
Grynhaus jumped bail and fled to Israel in 2013 on a false passport. He later used false documents there to try to claim to be a resident of Guinea so Israel would deport him there, instead of to England. The ploy failed.