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Perhaps more than any other pedophiles, Jewish ones are likely to hop from country to country.
When ex-pupils of Rabbi W from Monsey accused him of molesting them as children, Rabbi W simply bought himself an El Al ticket and moved to Bet Shemesh in Israel.
Rabbi W is now employed as the School Counselor/Mephakeach of a cheder; a status which gives him privileged access to every child in the cheder.
When presented with evidence incriminating Rabbi W, the cheder has claimed that they were previously aware of the allegations from Monsey about Rabbi W, and they had therefore taken 'appropriate safeguards' in order to continue Rabbi W's employment at the school "without unduly risking the welfare of the children".
In Australia this past July, Rabbi David Kramer was found guilty of sexual offenses against four young boys at Yeshiva College in Melbourne and sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment.
During the hearings, testimony was brought that Yeshiva College management had been aware of the offenses and, rather than report to the authorities, or take other actions to protect children, they helped Rabbi Kramer to flee the country to Israel and from there to the USA.
Horrifically, Kramer continued his malfeasance in the USA, as a teacher at a college in Missouri, and was finally arrested, convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment for offenses against a 12 year old boy there.
Once he finished his sentence in the USA, Kramer was extradited to Australia, where he is now serving his second prison sentence.
Accortding to the Forward: Prosecutor Brett Sennett told the court that Rabbi Avrohom Glick, the then-principal of the Chabad-run boys’ school in Melbourne, did not report allegations about Kramer to police because he was “concerned for his welfare.”
Instead, the college paid for Kramer to flee to Israel in 1993 before he returned to America, where he reoffended, the court was told.
This past week, a Jewish man from London reportedly escaped child abuse charges in the UK, by fleeing to Israel, claiming his residency in Israel under the Law of Return. The High Court in Israel is currently deciding whether to send the man back to the UK for trial, or to accept him as an Oleh Chadash/New Immigrant in Israel.
Unfortunately, there are numerous other cases where Jewish child abuse suspects have fled abroad to avoid justice.
The pattern is emerging that, whereas in the past, suspected child abusers could be quietly 'moved on' to other Jewish communities in the same country, this is now an multinational phenomena.
The problem is compounded by the refusal of some Jewish communities and institutions to formally report allegations of child abuse to the local authorities (police and social services) or for Jewish institutions to conduct routine and rigourous background checks on new employees - particularly those arriving from other communities and countries, who may have upped-and-left for other than ideological reasons.
In this don't-ask don't-tell sub-culture, the kids are the victims.
If you know of a suspected child abuser who has escaped justice by relocating to a different jurisdiction, please contact "Magen": firstname.lastname@example.org;
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