'Utter hypocrite' Todros Grynhaus jailed for 13 years for sex assaults

July 10, 2015

A Jewish teacher and 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 on Friday.

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


Lawyer: victims scared to report abuse

By Marcus Dysch, July 2, 2015

Few lawyers have had a public spotlight on their work to the same degree as Liz Dux has in the past three years.

Since acting for hundreds of Jimmy Savile's victims in 2012, Ms Dux, the daughter of a refugee from the Nazis, has become the go-to specialist for the victims of high-profile sex abusers.


Scottish police investigate Lord Janner over abuse claim

By Marcus Dysch, June 9, 2015

Scottish police are investigating claims that Lord Janner abused a teenage boy in the country in the 1970s.

The decision by Police Scotland to look at the allegations – made almost a quarter of a century ago – comes two months after the Crown Prosecution Service in London decided not to charge the peer over similar claims.


Teacher 'annoyed at being caught' when sex abuse allegations made, court hears

May 5, 2015

A leading rabbi has told a court that a Jewish teacher was “annoyed at being caught” when confronted with allegations of serious sexual abuse in front of his wife as part of a secret meeting.

Rabbi Shraga Feivel Zimmerman was giving evidence on Tuesday in the trial of 50-year-old Todros Grynhaus, a prominent member of the Charedi community in Salford.


Fury grows as Janner avoids trial

By Marcus Dysch, April 23, 2015

Lord Janner will not face charges after the Crown Prosecution Service concluded an investigation into "extremely serious" allegations of historic child abuse.

Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, said the 86-year-old was not well enough to stand trial as he is suffering from severe dementia.


Lord Janner ‘unfit’ to stand trial over child abuse allegations

By Marcus Dysch, April 16, 2015

Lord Janner will not face charges after an investigation into “extremely serious” allegations of historic child abuse, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, said the Jewish peer was not well enough to stand trial.


Polish court dismisses Sikorski web abuse case

By Nissan Tzur, April 2, 2015

A lawsuit launched by former Polish foreign minister Radosław Sikorski against a German-owned website that hosted antisemitic abuse directed at him has been thrown out by a Warsaw court.

Comments such as "Sikorski, the husband of an Orthodox Jewish woman, is the enemy of the Polish nation and a puppet in the hands of his father -in-law.


Mirvis must tackle this disgrace

By Geoffrey Alderman, February 26, 2015

Ephraim Mirvis is not merely chief rabbi of the UK's United Synagogue.


Community 'father-figure' in court over sexual abuse charges

February 26, 2015

A father-of-ten hid behind a "respectable surface" as a pillar of the Jewish community to sexually abuse two underage girls, a court heard this week.

Todros Grynhaus, 48, a teacher at Jewish schools, assaulted the girls then relied on the community's "resentment" of anybody who goes to the police to evade punishment, it was alleged.


Report child sex abuse, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis tells community

By Charlotte Oliver, February 19, 2015

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has warned communities of the danger of sheltering Jewish child abusers.

Acknowledging the "shockwaves" caused by the sex abuse scandal engulfing two Chabad institutions in Australia, he said paedophiles must be brought to justice "however embarrassing for our communities".