Crime

Defendant in rape trial is a child abuser

By Anna Sheinman, July 12, 2013

The Orthodox Jewish man accused of leading the gang rape of his teenage daughter is a convicted paedophile, who was found guilty in April of sexual offences against his two young stepdaughters.

The revelation came at Wood Green Crown Court, where the man is being tried for various sexual offences against his daughter, including rape and conspiracy to rape.

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Prisoner’s suicide over kosher food

By Anna Sheinman, July 11, 2013

A convicted murderer has taken his own life in prison following a dispute with prison authorities over his demand for kosher meals that were also gluten free.

Simon Benson, 58, who was convicted of stabbing a man to death in 2003, had been on hunger strike at Maidstone Prison, and had not eaten a meal for a month before hanging himself in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Man raped step-daughter for seven years

By Ellis Bolle, July 11, 2013

A 39-year-old Israeli man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for repeatedly raping his step-daughter over a period of seven years.

The Jerusalem District Court convicted the man of hundreds of counts of rape, sodomy, indecent assault, sex crimes and additional sex charges, Ynet reported this week.

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Cleaner who stole charity cash receives fine

By Sandy Rashty, July 10, 2013

A cleaner who stole thousands of pounds intended for Jewish charities has been fined £60 by a court.

Alina Teodorovici, 26, pleaded guilty to stealing £6,490 from her employer’s home in Golders Green. The theft took place while her employer, a rabbi, and his wife were out visiting their sick daughter in hospital. The money had been collected as a donation to two Jewish charities.

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Second ‘Prisoner X’ charged with more severe crime

By Josh Jackman, July 10, 2013

The attorney of the late ‘Prisoner X’ Ben Zygier has revealed that the anonymous inmate being held under similar conditions to his former client is charged with a more severe crime.

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Yeshivah University faces multi-million dollar suit over sex abuse allegations

By Zoe Winograd, July 9, 2013

Yeshivah University is facing a $380 million lawsuit over allegations of a cover-up of sexual misconduct.

Nineteen former students filed the lawsuit against the Manhattan university on Monday.

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Abu Qatada faces trial over plot to kill Israeli tourists

By Josh Jackman, July 8, 2013

Abu Qatada has asked to be released on bail ahead of his trial for conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks against Israeli tourists visiting Jordan.

The radical cleric, who was deported from London to Amman yesterday, is charged with planning assaults on Westerners, including Israelis and Americans, in 1999 and 2000.

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Liverpool man jailed for fraud

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 4, 2013

A Liverpool businessman has been jailed for three years and nine months after admitting to taking over £200,000 from charity collection boxes.

Harris Polak, 54, a member of Liverpool’s Childwall Synagogue, hired collectors to stand outside supermarkets, in Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

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Orthodox man appeals against his conviction

By Anna Sheinman, July 4, 2013

An Orthodox Jewish man who was jailed for three years for indecent assault of a child under the age of 16 is appealing against his conviction.

Menachem Mendel Levy, 41, from Golders Green, was found guilty on two charges of indecent assault against the girl.

He was acquitted on seven other charges, including rape and attempted rape, after the jury failed to reach a verdict.

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Israeli man found guilty of parents' murder

By Anna Sheinman, July 1, 2013

An Israeli man has been found guilty of murdering both his parents to fund his gambling habit and has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

Daniel Maoz’s denied he was responsible for the brutal stabbing of his parents Noah and Nuritz Maoz. Despite DNA evidence linking him to the scene, he accused his identical twin brother Nir of being responsible.

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