Rabbis Arrested For Alleged Child Sex Abuse
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A rabbi at an unnamed Jerusalem yeshiva was arrested today after a 19-year-old student filed a criminal complaint alleging he was molested by the rabbi over a five-year period, the Times of Israel reported based on reports in the Hebrew-language media.
The victim also alleges other students at the yeshiva were also abused by the rabbi.
The rabbi, who denies the allegations, is scheduled to be arraigned at the the Rishon Letzion Magistrate’s Court later today.
Meanwhile, last week the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court reportedly extended the remand of a different rabbi who has been accused of molesting two teenage boys. But in that case, the yeshiva or religious organization that had once employed the rabbi worked for reported the alleged abuse to police. The rabbi’s attorney notes the yeshiva fired the rabbi a year and a half ago prompting the rabbi to sue the institution. That the attorney claimed, caused the institution to use the abuse claims to pressure the rabbi to drop his suit against the institution.