Thursday, June 4, 2009

abuse - 2 pedophiles arrested

Haaretz [this item is in references to Har Nof]

Police remanded two men Wednesday suspected of more than 20 sexual attacks on young boys in an ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood. One of the two, a 17-year-old, is suspected of attacking an 11-year-old boy who lives in the neighborhood

The case came to light after the head of the yeshiva where the alleged victim studies told the boy's father six months ago that boy had told him an older boy had accosted him on the bus. The boy said the 17-year-old persuaded him the get off the bus with him, took him to the yeshiva where the older boy studies and molested him in the bathroom.

On the basis of the principal's allegations, the father filed a complaint with the police. On Tuesday, after the boy told his father he saw his alleged attacker on the street, the father called the police, who arrested the suspect. He confessed to nine other attacks on neighborhood boys.

Meanwhile, in the same neighborhood, a 43-year-old man was arrested and remanded Wednesday for molesting boys in recent years. Two teenage boys who complained that the man had molested them said he had attacked at least 10 boys, some of them allegedly friends of his children.


  1. Kudos to the father for following through and calling the police. It is comforting that a child has a loving relationship with his parent to confide and tell him about this horrific incident.

  2. I know that this will cross two, or more, posts however there is something here that I want to point out.

    First of all if I am understanding R' Klein's teshuva correctly the Principle here is over for Lashon HaRa.

    The father is over for Lashon HaRa and being moser a fellow Jew.

    Meanwhile the predator himself, while facing charges in a secular court, would be, again according R' Klein would be free al pi Torah, as there is no halakhic eidus and aside from dinei mamanos we do not acccpet a person's testimony against themselves, based on Sanhedrin 9b, and its meforshim down through various places in the Achronim, the one I am most currently familiar with being Choshen Mishpat 34:25.

    Thus I am confronted with intense difficulty in R' Klein's Teshuva. How could the Torah ever intend that we should allow such a person to be able to continue in his sins and harming others?


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