A disgraced rabbi who admitted to criticising victims of sexual abuse has been appointed principal of a school which allegedly covered up sex crimes.
MELBOURNE – A Jewish woman who said she had been molested repeatedly by her former principal called on Israel to extradite the education professional back to their native Australia.
Victims say they are angry a school principal wanted in Victoria on 74 charges of child sexual abuse has been allegedly spotted at a religious festival in Israel, despite her lawyers’ claims she is too ill to attend two years of extradition hearings.
PROSECUTORS have vowed to continue fighting for the return of a fugitive principal wanted to face dozens of child sex offences here.
There is a school in the inner Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick that exclusively serves a small and secretive Jewish sect, the ultra-Orthodox Adass Israel community, comprising about 200 families.
Extradition proceedings against an Australian woman accused of sexually abusing students at an ultra-Orthodox girls’ school were halted Sunday, after a judge in Israel ruled her unfit to stand trial.
The former principal of a Jewish day school in Melbourne is being sued by one of her alleged victims.
A former headmistress who fled to Israel from Australia ahead of allegations of child sexual abuse is planning to request Israel’s attorney general to dismiss extradition proceedings against her, the Australian Herald Sun reported Sunday.
For more than a year, the State Attorney’s Office has been trying without success to extradite an ultra-Orthodox woman who is wanted in Australia on 74 counts of sexual assault against Jewish girls who were her students in a Melbourne school.
Members of the ultra-orthodox Adass Israel School board face a possible criminal investigation for helping secrete former headmistress and serial sex offender Malka Leifer out of Australia to avoid detection, after a major backflip by Victoria Police.