Haredi Man Convicted Of Kidnapping, Raping Ex-Wife In Warehouse Dungeon
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A British haredi man was convicted of kidnapping and raping his ex-wife in a secret warehouse dungeon in London.
The JC reported the man showed no emotion as he was convicted of one count of kidnapping, two counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment.
The man used a gas spray to render his ex-wife unconscious and then brought her to a dungeon hidden inside a warehouse he owns, where she was tied up and raped twice.
The man left her there, tied up, “distressed and disoriented,” with no obvious way to get out.
Police found her and freed her after her cries for help were heard.
During the trial, the woman sent emails to the court withdrawing her allegations against her ex-husband.
But the prosecution insisted she did that because she was afraid of being shunned and traumatized by the haredi community.
The ex-husband’s attorney Jonathan Goldberg, who frequently represents alleged haredi sex criminals and who almost always accuses their alleged victims of lying, said the ex-husband would appeal.
Sentencing is scheduled to take place Monday.
The ex-husband allegedly had an accomplice in the crime, a man described as his “trusted friend.” That friend was found not guilty of aiding and abetting the rapes and false imprisonment of the woman because the jury was unable to reach a majority verdict. Prosecutors reportedly have until July 13 to decide whether to retry the friend.