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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Bye Rabbi: ‘Sex pest’ Israeli cleric deported

From: www.chronicle.co.zw


















Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
A 77-YEAR-OLD fugitive rabbi who allegedly fled sex abuse charges in Israel has been deported after overstaying his visa in Zimbabwe.
Rabbi Eliezer Berland was yesterday fined $200 by Bulawayo magistrate Sibongile Msipa and ordered to leave the country after admitting he was an illegal immigrant.
Prosecutors said the mega rich cleric – whose lawyer claimed could fuel all government cars to escort him to the airport in a bid to avoid jail – had been living in a top Bulawayo hotel since December last year.
Caroline Matanga, for the State, said the cleric was given a three-month visa for “religious tourism” which expired on March 24.
Magistrate Msipa told Berland: “This court finds you guilty as charged and you must pay a fine of $200 or three months imprisonment.
“The court took into consideration that you’re aged 77 and you’re a first offender who pleaded guilty. Imprisonment is not suitable for a first offender so you should pay a fine of $200.”
Rabbi Berland was arrested on Monday at Holiday Inn in Ascot after his cover was blown by our sister paper, Sunday News.
He is believed to have flown into Zimbabwe by a private jet owned by one of his followers.
Dozens of his most loyal supporters had booked into several Bulawayo hotels and lodges to be close to their leader.
Berland, who heads one of the largest Jewish educational institutions in Jerusalem, allegedly escaped to Zimbabwe following accusations of abusing underage girls and sleeping with numerous married women.
Several Israeli women told investigators that the rabbi sexually harassed or raped them.
The allegations came to light in 2012 when the newspaper, Israel Hayom, reported an incident in which one of Berland’s students encountered him at home standing beside a naked woman.
His supporters expressed anger over the report and the individual who leaked the story to the media was later violently attacked.
After police opened an investigation, Berland fled Israel and spent time in the United States, Italy and Switzerland.  He then left for Morocco, settling in Marrakesh.
In November 2013, Berland and his students were ordered to leave Morocco after King Mohammed VI personally ordered their expulsion from the country after a Moroccan newspaper published an article profiling the rabbi and mentioning the circumstances under which he fled Israel.
Berland is thought to have left Morocco for Cairo, Egypt.
He reportedly bought tickets for various destinations to confuse pursuers leaving them unsure whether he was staying in Zimbabwe, Venezuela or South Africa.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Fugitive ‘sex pest’ rabbi arrested

From: www.chronicle.co.zw

Rabbi Eliezer Berland leaves the magistrates’ courts in Bulwayo yesterday

Thandeka Moyo Chronicle Reporter
A FUGITIVE rabbi from Jerusalem who allegedly fled Israel where he is said to be facing numerous sexual abuse charges was on Monday arrested at his Bulawayo hideout and appeared in court yesterday facing charges of contravening a section of the Immigration Act. Rabbi Eliezer Berland, 77, was caught hibernating with a handful of faithfuls from Israel at the Holiday Inn on Monday evening after detectives from the Joshua Mqabuko Border Control got a tip-off that his visa had expired.
Berland, who heads one of the largest Jewish educational institutions in Jerusalem, allegedly escaped to Zimbabwe under disguise following accusations of abusing underage girls and sleeping with numerous married women.
He pleaded guilty to a charge of remaining in Zimbabwe after the expiry of his visitor’s visa certificate before Bulawayo magistrate Sibongile Msipha and was remanded in custody to today.
Berland was represented by Sindiso Mazibisa of Cheda and Partners who told the court that his client was an internationally recognised religious leader of ill-health, on medication, as well as a married father of six children who had not committed any crime during his stay in Zimbabwe.
“My client is a respected rabbi in the Jewish community whose leadership is recognised even internationally. If it were not for media interests, he would not have been here today Your Worship.
“He is taking a cocktail of up to 10 medicines and survives on fish and vegetables. Further detention or a custodial sentence will embarrass him.”
The State case led by Caroline Matanga is that on April 7 at around 7PM at Holiday Inn, detectives stationed at the Joshua Mqabuko border control approached him.
He was asked to produce his passport and permit which indicated he had overstayed in Zimbabwe as his visitor’s entry certificate permitting him to be in Zimbabwe had expired on March 24, 2014.
He was then arrested and detained at Bulawayo Central Police Station.
Rabbi Berland has for a number of weeks been living in various upmarket lodges in Bulawayo’s Kumalo suburb and leading worship in a synagogue in the same suburb. He arrived in the country in December last year under the guise of religious tourism.
Assistant Regional Immigration Officer Francis Mabika declined to comment on the issue but a senior official from the Department of Immigration revealed that Berland was under investigation.
The leader of the Jewish community in Bulawayo, Hylton Solomon, declined to comment when Rabbi Berland was exposed on Saturday.
Back in his homeland, several Israeli women reported that the rabbi sexually harassed or raped them. The allegations came to light in 2012 when the newspaper Israel Hayom reported an incident in which one of Berland’s students encountered him at home standing beside a naked woman. His supporters expressed anger over the report and the person who leaked the story to the media was later violently attacked.
After the police opened an investigation, Berland immediately fled Israel and spent time in the United States, Italy and Switzerland. He then left for Morocco, settling in Marrakesh.
In November 2013, Berland and his students were ordered to leave Morocco after King Mohammed VI personally ordered their expulsion from the country. According to news reports, a Moroccan newspaper had published an article profiling the rabbi and mentioning the circumstances in which he fled Israel, and the king ordered Berland’s expulsion after reading the article.
Berland is thought to have left Morocco for Cairo, Egypt. He reportedly bought tickets for various destinations to confuse pursuers. This left many confused as to whether he was staying in Zimbabwe, Venezuela or Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was reported to have been taken in by a relative.
According to media reports, Berland’s son and grandson who are under indictment in Israel for money laundering, tax evasion and related criminal charges and several young women are willing to testify against him.
Among those that have been travelling with Berland is a man believed to be a wealthy businessman whose private jet they have been using. The businessman is also believed to have business interests in Zimbabwe and has partnered locals who reportedly include former Zimbabwe Football Association boss Henrietta Rushwaya.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Lemon Juice Squeezes Twitter for Information

BROOKLYN (CN) - A man named Lemon Juice wants to force Twitter and Blackberry to reveal a user's identity after he was falsely accused of posting a picture of a molestation victim testifying against her convicted attacker, who was a high-ranking official in a conservative Orthodox Jewish community.

     Juice was charged with contempt in November 2012 after a photo of the teen witness was allegedly taken after the judge had ordered audience members to not take pictures during the criminal case against Nechemya Weberman, a religious leader in the orthodox Jewish community who was later convicted on 59 counts of sex-related crimes.

     According to his complaint in Kings County Supreme Court, Juice, Yoana Weissman and Joseph Fried were arrested and jointly hit with misdemeanor charges alleging that an informant saw Weissman with a camera and Fried was spotted nudging him when the informant approached.
     "To stress, Mr. Juice was charged for allegedly posting a photograph on his Twitter account," the lawsuit states.

     The image was then posted on a Twitter count "in the name of Lemon Juice."

     Prosecutors alleged that "a continuing scheme throughout the course of the prosecution was that members of the community who supported Weberman, ostracized the victim and her family because she cooperated with the prosecution."

     Charges against Juice were dropped - after he appeared in court at least 14 times.

     "Nevertheless, a Twitter account in the name of Lemon Juice - and with Mr. Juice's actual photograph - was created by an imposter and this Lemon Juice account posted the photograph of the victim that resulted in Mr. Juice's arrest and subsequent prosecution," according to Juice's lawsuit.

     "Mr. Juice had no knowledge of the identity of the owner or operator" of the account, he says. Not until prosecutors served Juice's attorney, Leopold Gross, with discovery documents containing an email address linked to the account, and the IP address of a computer that logged into it. Prosecutors then learned that the owner of the site was a man they said was Moses Klein.

     Juice wants to know for certain if that's who he thinks it is, but the complete identity of potential witnesses were redacted by the court's rules, so he wants Twitter to identify him for certain so he can file a lawsuit.

     "The only way to obtain the true address and phone number of 'Moses Klein,' and to obtain the identity of the Twitter account's operator, is by and through this special proceeding" to compel Twitter to disclose the identity of the account, Juice claims.

     "One wonders, why would Moses Klein open a Twitter account in Mr. Juice's name and post the photographs of on Twitter?" the complaint asks. "This is because, upon information and belief, Moses Klein is an aide, driver and right-hand man to Rabbi Zalmen Leib Teitelman, who is one of the Satmar grand rabbis," and who is the head of the school where the girl attended and where Weberman worked, according to the lawsuit.

     Juice says he was a supporter of the victim, had attended her wedding and was at the trial to support her.

     "Now, Moses Klein wanted to cause humiliation and torment a supporter of the victim, as Moses Klein was a supporter of Weberman," the complaint states.

     Juice says his false arrest and prosecution caused him emotional distress, ridicule and embarrassment from the media attention.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

When will we see the same letter from our beloved Rov


From: frumfollies.wordpress.com/

Weinberger Conceded His Guilt and Promised to Quit the Rabbinate in December

Rabbi Dovid Weinberger
Rabbi Dovid Weinberger
In September of 2013, Rabbi Dovid Weinberger announced a one year sabbatical leave from his position as Rabbi of Shaaray Tefila in Lawrence, New York. He attributed it to health problems:
My physicians have strongly advised that I take a one year sabbatical in keeping with the torah mandate of “ushmartem es nafshoseichem” (“you should guard your health”). I am confident that this much-needed break will be beneficial in being able to give me the capacity, with Hashem’s help, to serve the klal (public) for many more years in good health.
The letter is ambiguous about which public he would serve. In fact, his understanding with the board was that he was going to get a paid year of sabbatical and that he would not be coming back to Shaaray Tefila. But they did allow him to face save face and they expected him to relocate.
Some would praise them for ridding the shul of a predator while others, myself included are critical because they were allowing him to relocate and prey on girls and women in other communities.
As word of his misdeeds spread, he began to minimize his misconduct and blame his accusers. This led to a confrontation between him and group of local rabbis on December 18, 2013 where they threatened to expose his misconduct unless he agreed to permanently give up any role as a rabbi or educator. He was confronted with the evidence, including an incriminating recording of very serious sexual misconduct. Rather than face more evidence, he stopped protesting and signed the following statement:
To whom it may concern, I Rabbi Dovid Weinberger, formerly the Rabbi of Cong. Shaarei Tefilla of Lawrence, NY, do hereby acknowledge that I will retire from the Rabbinate effective immediately, and will never again serve in the capacity of Rov or Rabbi of any congregation or community, nor will I ever again be involved as amechanech [teacher] in any venue of Chinuch [education].
Witnesses to this declaration included: Rabbis Yaakov Bender, Moshe Brown, Aaron Brafman, Eitan Feiner, Binyomin Forst, Naftali Jaeger, and Yechiel Perr.
Some readers will quibble and say he did not admit anything. Let’s get real! Nobody agrees to give up his lifelong career at the height of his success unless he has really been caught and would rather give it up than be exposed.
Even at this late date, Weinberger could have kept his misdeeds from the public but he then attempted to back out of his signed promise and get back into the rabbinate. This forced the hand of local rabbis. They then issued a statement around early February 2014.
Recently, RDW [Rabbi Dovid Weinberger], a rabbi, resigned from his position as a rabbi of a congregation [Shaaray Tefila, Lawrence, NY], educator of young women in our community, and counselor to many who sought his advice. Following that, we learned from professionals of a number of documented cases of his unfortunate and unacceptable behavior. It is the collective judgment of these professionals that this behavior may continue. We therefore feel obligated to inform our community of this concern and advise that there be no interaction with this rabbi in any rabbinic, educational, counseling or private setting.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Police: Jewish Care Home Named in Jimmy Savile Child Abuse


From: www.totpi.com

Paedophile Jimmy Savile is believed to have abused children at a Jewish care home, it has been revealed.
The Sarah Laski Home, in Crumpsall, Manchester, opened under the auspices of the city’s Jewish Board of Guardians in the early 1950s.
It was today named by the government alongside 20 other homes now being investigated for links to Savile.
The home closed in the late 1970s due to lack of funding and a feeling that it was unable to provide “a family atmosphere”.
Education Secretary Michael Gove told Parliament that information about Savile dating back to the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s had been uncovered by police.
Mr Gove said: “I have decided that the Department for Education should pass the information to the appropriate organisations for further investigation.
“In most cases the work will be conducted by the relevant local authority; in others the relevant institution or a legacy organisation will take the lead.”
The evidence of abuse by Savile at the Jewish home will be investigated by Manchester’s local education authorities.
Savile had a close relationship with Jewish communities across the country and was a long-standing supporter of Jewish charities.
The JC revealed 18 months ago that Savile had admitted – in a previously unpublished interview about his work with the charities – that he knew his reputation would collapse.
He admitted he was “not a straight punter. When I’m gone they’ll say, ‘I always thought he was straight but he wasn’t — he was crooked.’”
Leeds Jewish Welfare Board removed a gold plaque in Savile’s honour from its Tree of Life at the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre after his death.
Savile, who once described himself as “the most Jewish Catholic you will ever meet,” raised money for charities including Ravenswood and the Laniado Hospital in Netanya.
In 1968 he attended a batmitzvah party in Cheadle, Cheshire. Guests included Pearl and Harold Gruber’s daughter Sharon.
The family later recalled that Savile had been “wonderful. One of the boys at the party really wanted to be a disc jockey and nearly drove him mad,” said Mrs Gruber.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

When Orthodox Jews Do bad things



From: http://popchassid.com

“Just wait,” they said. One day, they said, it would not be as simple.  It would not be as clear. They told me about all the things that go wrong in the orthodox community.  

They told me about every corrupt, every depressing, every sick thing.  They told me I would one day leave too, sick of it as they were. I wasn’t having any of it.  So what?  Of course there are people who do bad things in the orthodox community.  They’re human.  We’re all human.  What do you expect? “Just wait,” they said again, with their knowing looks. These were the bitter ones, the ones who had left, or the ones who had at least joined some sort of fringe movement.  They were sick of it, sick of what they had experienced.  I didn’t understand them.  How could you make such big decisions with your life based on people? 

More....


Monday, 24 March 2014

Joel Glock, of Kiryas Joel, Under Arrest For Allegedly Molesting A Child



KIRYAS JOEL - A Kiryas Joel man is under arrest after police say he inappropriately touched a child at a Purim celebration at a synagogue.

Police say Joel Glock was at a community gathering last weekend when he lured a 9-year-old child away from his parents and forcibly touched the child.

The victim told his mother and father what happened, and they reported the incident to the police.

Glock is expected to face a judge next week.

Missing Peretz Sontag has been found dead at Harriman State Park - בָּרוּך דַּיַּן הָאֶמָת



Peretz Sontag, the Pomona father of seven who had been missing for more than a week, has been found dead at Harriman State Park.

Sources tell News 12 that a hiker found Sontag's body inside his black Kia Optima.

A group of more than 800 volunteers had turned out to search Harriman State Park today for 50-year-old Sontag, as the park is where pings from his cellphone were last detected. He had last been seen leaving his house last Friday.

Volunteers of United Search and Rescue have told JP that last week Monday and again on Thursday they attempted to search the exact area where Mr. Sontag was found, but they were turned away by the Park Police.
The sources noted, that when the organizers of the volunteers search efforts reached out to the Park Police to assist with the search, they refused to take part in the search, claiming that they do not have enough resources. However, for some reason, they found resources to issue tickets.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Family Of Missing Jewish Man Peretz Sontag Pleads For His Safe Return


Hundreds of volunteers continue to search for a missing Pomona man. 

Peretz Sontag, well-known in the Orthodox Jewish community in Rockland, was last heard from Friday afternoon.

Sontag's family gathered in Suffern today to plead with the public to help find the missing 50-year-old.

About 200 volunteers from the Hudson Valley and Brooklyn have been searching for Sontag since his disappearance.

The focus of the search is on the 2012 black Kia Optima that Sontag was driving when he vanished.

The reward from the family for information leading to Sontag's safe return has increased to $30,000.

Friday, 14 March 2014

א פרייליכן פורים

From: www.telegraph.co.uk

US tourist succeeds in making Queen's guardsman laugh

Usually impervious to the antics of tourists, a soldier standing guard outside Horse Guards Parade cannot help cracking a smile at the efforts of this joker


The Queen's Guard are are known for their ability to stand motionless and expressionless at attention outside royal residences in London.
Their discipline is challenged daily by tourists visiting the sites, and it appears one may have finally succeeded in breaching their strict protocol.
The culprit, identified only as Yankel, begins his offensive by taking up a position next to the soldier.
“We were together in school, me and him. He went his own way,” Yankel says as his friends record the encounter.
The soldier remains impassive as Yankel continues to elaborate on their friendship: “I remember in school, he used to sit by himself and read books. I was the guy fooling around,” Yankel says.
A minute into the routine, the soldier begins to crack as Yankel tells how the soldier’s mother would continue to pick him up from school until he was 20.
When the guard finally breaks into a smile, Yankel punches the sky screaming at this victory.
The footage was posted online on Wednesday, although it is unclear when the incident happened. Neither the guard, who is wearing the uniform of the Household Cavalry Regiment, nor the four men dressed in Orthodox Jewish garb, have been identified.
The video has been met by disgust by some viewers.
Commenting on the original YouTube posting, Aryeh Kalman wrote: "As an Englishman, my first reaction was utter embarrassment for such a chilul hashem [sacrilege] as these soldiers put their lives on the line for our country." Although the writer later concedes to have been amused by the prank.
"Absolutely disgraceful. Such disrespect. I am ashamed he is Jewish," wrote one.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Online Tznius Asifa

From: kolbishaerva.wordpress.com

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Boro Park – Thousands are attending the “Tznius Asifa” in Ateres Chaya. @vosiznies
Some of you might have heard about the recent war on tznius happening in Boro Park.  Apparently, there has been a rash of tragedies befalling the residents of Boro Park (illness, death, crime, poverty, failed business prospects, and the continued delay of Moshiach).  It has been determined that women’s clothing and behavior is to blame.
In the meantime, cases of rabbinic improprieties continue to make headlines, and women continue to be implicated as the cause for the male lack of self-control.  Even if people can get behind the concept of children not being responsible for abuse, if that abuse extends to grown women, the ladies must somehow be at fault with their wily ways.
Someone made a comment regarding the recent case linked above on Facebook (HT S.B. – will post full name if she gives permission) – and I thought she brought up some very good points.  I will summarize some of the commenter’s points below and add a few of my own, in order to start the ball rolling for an Online Tznius Asifa.  I am in complete agreement that breaches in tznius have been running rampant, and we need to organize a protest to end the madness and restore order and harmony to our communities.
We, as concerned members of klal yisroel, cannot ignore the alarming decline of tznius standards in our communities.  Our most potent weapon in battle is always achdus, and so the women in our various communities have joined together with the objective of strengthening kedushas yisroel (the holiness of the Jewish people).  With that objective in mind, we propose the following protections against tznius violations –
  1. It has come to our attention in the form of more than one unfortunate case, that women have been violated under the guise of treatment from unlicensed rabbinic therapists.  Women will no longer engage in therapeutic services from unlicensed therapists, even under the advice of their rabbis, and even if the said therapist is their rabbi.  It is simply unethical for any unlicensed and untrained individual to perform such services.
  2. Ladies and gentleman – we are all taught the prohibitions of yichud from the time of adolescence.  Just because a man happens to be your rabbi, that doesn’t lessen the prohibition of yichud.  No rabbi is allowed to be in a closed room with a female congregant unless there are other people in the building who can walk in at any time, the walls are made of glass so that you are both visible to the public, or the door is left slightly ajar.  Rabbinical consultations do not override the laws of yichud.  If you find yourself in a compromising situation with your rabbi, it is your right and responsibility to leave the room.
  3. Husbands – there is no excuse for you to ever put your wife in the compromising position to have to personally bring her undergarments to a rabbi for a shaila.  Nor is there any excuse for her to have to have a phone conversation about her bodily functions or sex life.  This is YOUR responsibility.  As a man, you should be the go between regarding these personal matters to protect your wife’s dignity and to prevent familiarity between your wife and the rabbi.  If you feel embarrassed to address these subjects, think about how your wife must feel!
  4. Ladies – if your husband is out of town, ill, or otherwise unable to take a shaila to the rabbi for you, insist upon having a female companion present.  This can be the rav’s own wife, older daughter, or a friend that you bring along for that purpose.  Shailas of an intimate nature should not be discussed alone with a rabbi, especially in his home if no one else is in the house (even with the front door ajar).
  5. It is imperative that we encourage women scholars to become knowledgeable in hilchos niddah and poskening niddah shailas.  Yoatzot halachot, maharats, whatever name a community chooses to confer upon such learned women – there should be female leadership that bridges laywomen and rabbinic poskim concerning intimate matters of halacha.  In some cases, this feminine leadership will be knowledgeable enough to be the final authority, in other cases, rabbinic opinion must be consulted – but the woman with the question will have this female advocate to either ask a rabbi for her or act as a shomeret. (Hat Tip – Melech Tanan)
  6. Rabbis and women of the community – because of the personal nature of the relationship between rabbonim and their congregants, sometimes an air of familiarity can creep in.  We have seen the tragedies that can happen when rabbis and women overstep the professional boundaries and end up on opposite sides in a courtroom.  For the protection of both women and rabbinic leadership, it is essential to assume a professional demeanor on the part of the rabbi and an equally professional demeanor on the part of the congregant.  Friendly conversation is fine, but flirtatious banter is out of line.  Men sometimes don’t know the difference, so don’t make it hard for them see the distinction.  Be friendly not flirty.
  7. In the name of sisterhood solidarity, we propose that all wedding ceremonies be treated as if they were a chuppat niddah.  It is unconscionable that some of our Jewish brides, on the happiest day of their lives, must be publicly humiliated in front of their wedding guests and rabbinic witnesses by having their state of tumeh or tahor announced.  To prevent such future transgressions in modesty, we are more than willing to put down our own veils, drink from a separate cup of wine, and accept a ring dropped into the palms of our hands, in order that no other bride should suffer embarrassment.
  8. In those communities that still don’t adhere to mandatory reporting laws, and insist on first consulting with rabbonim when charges of abuse are brought to light, women should always have a presence on any beis din (as consultants) or community counsel that deals with with such charges. We need the perspective of wives, mothers, daughters, female professional counselors, and victims to determine the validity and threat level of accusations of abuse.  This important task should not be left solely in the hands of men. (Hat Tip Yerachmiel Lopin).
This is just the beginning of our campaign to take control over our own dignity and tznius.  We have seen that this isn’t merely a matter of hemlines, sleeve lengths, or the kinds of head coverings we wear.  Finally, we are taking seriously the warnings of men, that they cannot control their animal natures.  We must take precautions to protect ourselves. Assuming that men can control themselves has led to tznius violations that have caused untold harm to our communities.  Women can fight these transgressions by believing the words of our gedolim, and guarding ourselves against improper conduct with the holy men in our communities.  We must address the problem of modesty where it originates – with the men.  This will ultimately benefit our entire kehilla.
Feel free to add to the agenda items.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Menachem Mendel Levy Asks Court To Set Him Free For His Son’s Bar Mitzvah

From: www.totpi.com

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Menachem Mendel Levy, 41, is currently serving a three-year jail term after being convicted of two sex assaults in June 2013. His victim, now in her 20s, was aged between 14 and 15 years old when the attacks took place.

Today at the Court of Appeal he appealed against both his conviction and the sentence in the hope of being released early to attend his son’s ‘important milestone’ in July or August.

Tania Griffiths, QC, representing Levy, said: ‘His son is about to reach Bar Mitzvah age. ‘This is such an important milestone. He really needs to be out for that. ‘It would be extremely upsetting for those involved if he was not able to make it. ‘This man is a very religious man. We have a changed man, literally a changed man. ‘This is a man who was trying to make things better before the police ever came and darkened his doorstep. ‘This man is a real family man. He has a baby of two months that he has never seen.’
She also argued that the trial judge had misdirected the jury, after confusing the location of an alleged incident.

But Mr Justice Fulford, sitting with Mr Justice Griffith Williams and His Honour Judge Griffith-Jones, said: ‘In reality, there was no risk of confusion.’ He said there was ‘no substance’ – not even a ‘lurking doubt’ that jurors were pressurised into returning guilty verdicts. ‘There is simply no such evidence. ‘The verdicts are safe and this appeal against conviction is dismissed’. ‘The judge was entitled to accept the victim’s evidence that the abuse began when she was 14. ‘The judge was fully entitled to reach the conclusion that no real remorse has been shown.’


At Levy’s trial, claims emerged that the girl had asked her abuser to come clean in front of a local Rabbi in 2010. When he refused to do so she went to the police. Levy, of Golders Green, north London, will serve out his three year jail sentence for two counts of sexual assault upon a girl under 16.

Monday, 24 February 2014