Young Boy From ‘Jewish Taliban’ Reveals Psychical, Sexual Abuse

In the aftermath of the drowning of Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans, leader of the “Jewish Taliban” cult Lev Tahor in Mexico, the ultra-Orthodox press in Israel has been rife with reports regarding the location of his funeral and burial, and speculation as to which member of the cult will succeed him as leader of the reclusive group of 40 families believed to be in a remote southern part of Mexico, weeks after fleeing Guatemala, where they had lived for three years. Read more

Exile, Therapy and Only Sometimes The Police: How Haredi Society Handles Sex Offenders

The arrest Monday of 22 ultra-Orthodox suspects on sexual offenses allegedly committed over the past two years against juveniles and women comes at a time of major change in the attitude of the Haredi public regarding the handling of sexual offenses. Read more

NYS Bill Would Require Yeshivas, Private Schools To Report Sex Abuse Allegations

Albany, NY – A Republican Assemblyman is pushing for passage of legislation which would require private school administrators to report allegations of sexual abuse. Read more

Canadian Police K-9 Dog Allowed Into Courtroom To Comfort Child Sex Abuse Victim During Testimony

A Canadian police dog helped comfort a child sexual abuse victim during her testimony in the first instance of its kind in the country. Read more