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.


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.


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.


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.


Lord Janner trial date on historical child sex abuse charges set for February

By Marcus Dysch, September 1, 2015

Lord Janner could face trial on a series of historical child sex abuse charges in 2016.

At an Old Bailey hearing this afternoon a judge scheduled the case for February next year.

But the elderly peer’s lawyers are expected to argue that he is not well enough to be questioned about the allegations at a “fitness to plead hearing” in December.


Lord Janner to challenge court appearance ruling

By Marcus Dysch, August 11, 2015

Lord Janner is to challenge a magistrate’s ruling that he should appear in court in person to face historic child sex abuse charges.

A High Court judge will consider whether it was unlawful to order him to come to Westminster Magistrates Court despite suffering from severe dementia.


Lord Janner child abuse case reaches court stage

By Marcus Dysch, August 6, 2015

The first court hearing in the prosecution of Lord Janner over child abuse allegations is due to begin today.

Lawyers for the former Board of Deputies president were expected to tell a judge at Westminster Magistrates Court that the peer is not fit to stand trial.


Convicted paedophile raised money for children’s charity Barnardo's

By Sandy Rashty, August 4, 2015

A convicted paedophile who sexually abused three brothers is raising money for a children’s charity which fights child abuse, the JC can reveal.

Former Hasmonean pupil Miles Esterson, 33, was jailed in the United States in 2010 for five years after he was found guilty of performing sex acts on three boys under the age of 12.


Australian investigation can pave way for British changes

By Manny Waks, July 16, 2015

With the onset of the independent inquiry into the historical sexual abuse of children in the UK, it is worth reflecting on the ongoing Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse currently underway in Australia.

Since the Commission's work commenced in early 2013, it is fair to say that Australia has been shocked by what it has been exposed to.


'Cruel' abuser jailed after years on the run

July 16, 2015

A rabbi's son who molested two teenage girls was "an utter hypocrite" who professed his Orthodox faith while "cynically condemning his victims to suffer", a judge has said.

Todros Grynhaus, 50, was jailed for 13 years and two months for the sex attacks.

He must pay one victim £45,000 and the other £35,000 in compensation as well as prosecution costs of £35,000.