Haredi Couple Arrested For Alleged Ongoing Physical Abuse Of Their 18-Month-Old Daughter
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A young haredi husband and wife from the southern Israeli city of Ofakim were arrested yesterday for allegedly beating their 18-month-old daughter over a prolonged period of time.
According to a report in Yeshiva World, the toddler was admitted to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba yesterday.
The toddler reportedly has bruises of different ages over most of her body, indicating ongoing severe physical abuse.
The parents’ explanations for how the child got the bruises were inconsistent with the actual bruising, prompting the hospital to call to police, who came and arrested the girl’s parents.
They were arraigned in district court today and still remain in custody.
Social services has reportedly taken over the case – meaning it will oversee her care with the hospital now and then likely arrange alternative care for her when she is ready to be discharged.