Abuse

Court won't cut Carmel College abuser's jail time

September 15, 2016

A pensioner jailed for repeated sex attacks at a Jewish boarding school over 25 years ago deserved his 19-year sentence, senior judges have ruled.

Retired teacher Trevor Bolton, 78, was locked up for a string of sex crimes committed against boys he taught at Carmel College, in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, between the 1960s and the late 1980s.

Bolton, of Kestrel Way, Clacton-on-Sea, was convicte

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'Greville Janner invited me to sauna'

By Lianne Kolirin, August 25, 2016

A Jewish historian gave evidence to police investigating allegations of sexual abuse against the late Lord Janner, it has emerged.

Gavin Littaur, a 66-year-old postal expert, was questioned by Leicestershire Police about a brief encounter he had with Greville Janner during the 1970s.

Mr Littaur wrote to the JC after reading an interview with Lord Janner's son, Daniel Janner QC, who suggested

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On-the-run rabbi faces extradition over sex charges

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 16, 2016

Rabbi Eliezer Berland, leader of one of the largest groups of Breslov Chassidim, is facing extradition from South Africa to Israel following a three-year odyssey in which he has evaded charges of sexual assault.

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Child sex probe 'should include strictly Orthodox'

By Sandy Rashty, April 14, 2016

A leading campaigner has called for a major inquiry into child sex abuse in England and Wales to investigate strictly Orthodox community institutions.

Australian Manny Waks, who was abused at a yeshivah in Melbourne, said the independent Goddard Inquiry should "seriously consider" looking at Charedi schools.

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Charity sees 50 per cent rise in domestic abuse victims

By Sandy Rashty, March 23, 2016

A leading domestic violence charity has seen a 50 per cent surge in the number of women using its services over the past four months.

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Van driver ‘shouted antisemitic abuse at shul-goers’

By Sandy Rashty, December 8, 2015

Synagogue-goers were antisemitically abused by a man in a white van as they made their way home.

Police have said a person driving a white Ford Transit van last Saturday in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, shouted offensive language at a group walking along Deacons Hill Road at around 1pm.

It is understood that the driver made reference to Hitler and the “gas chambers”.

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Chief Rabbi Mirvis leads way in tackling child abuse as rabbis attend special training session

By JC Reporter , November 24, 2015

More than 120 religious leaders have taken part in a training seminar led by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis aimed at encouraging them to tackle child abuse within Jewish communities.

The session included dozens of United Synagogue rabbis and rebbetzins and was supported by the S&P Sephardi community.

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Carmel college jail term was just, say police

By JC Reporter, October 29, 2015

Trevor Bolton was jailed after a two-week trial in which a jury found him guilty of abusing eight boys aged 11 to 15 at the now-closed Carmel College.

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Warning on 'sex abuse teacher' was ignored

By Simon Rocker, October 15, 2015

The former headmaster of Carmel College has said he was "appalled" that a teacher he fired for inappropriate behaviour found a job at another school, despite the Department of Education being warned about him.

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School to pay £500k in sex abuse lawsuit

By Henry Benjamin, September 24, 2015

A woman alleged to have been sexually abused by the principal of a strictly Orthodox Jewish day school in Melbourne has been awarded £588,000 in damages.

Hadassah Ehrlich sued Adass Yisroel School alleging that headmistress Malka Leifer abused her from 2002, when she was 15.

Ms Ehrlich's two sisters, who also attended the school, claim they were also abused by Leifer.

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