Haredi Man Allegedly Kidnaps Ex-Wife, Rapes Her In “Hidden Dungeon”
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A haredi man allegedly kidnapped his ex-wife and raped her in a "hidden dungeon” where he then left her with no obvious way to escape and went home to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Succot.
The unnamed man is facing one count of kidnapping, two counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment in British court, the JC reported today. A friend of the man is also accused of aiding and abetting two acts of rape.
Both men reportedly deny the charges, with the ex-husband claiming the sex with his ex-wife was consensual.
The two men allegedly sprayed the victim with gas, knocking her out. They then carried her into a basement “dungeon” in a warehouse in the Stamford Hill neighborhood. The men allegedly tied her up there and then raped her twice. They left her there, locked in the room, with no clear way to get out.
The woman eventually freed herself from the ropes and called police, who had to break into the warehouse to rescue her.
PC Jamie Preston told the court the woman was "distressed and disoriented" when officers reached her and was clothed only in a pink dressing gown.
The ex-husband’s attorney, Jonathan Goldberg, who often defends accused haredi sex offenders, told the court that the the woman had an argument with her ex-husband. She then tried to spray him with the gas, but her ex-husband thwarted that and "took her down there [to the cellar] and one thing led to another and they had fully consensual sex down in that place.”
As for the "dungeon,” the ex-husband claims it is really a safe room meant to provide shelter in case of attack by Muslim terrorists.