Barnardo’s to return money raised by convicted paedophile

By Sandy Rashty, August 12, 2015

Barnardo’s children’s charity has confirmed that it will return money donated by convicted paedophile Miles Esterson, after the JC revealed that he had raised the funds using an alias.


Summer camp director charged with possession of indecent images of children

By Sandy Rashty, August 12, 2015

Police have charged a man in connection to the closure of the LL Camps in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

Ben Lewis, who is Jewish, was due to appear at Hatfield Remand Court this morning.

The 25-year-old, from Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, has been charged with three offences in connection with indecent images of children.


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.


Summer camp closed after man arrested over indecent images of children

By Sandy Rashty, August 7, 2015

Police have confirmed that LL Camps in Hertfordshire was shut down after a man was arrested on suspicion of possession of indecent images of children.

The privately-run children’s summer camp, which is popular with Jewish families, was shut down on Thursday without notice.


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.


Father 'may have threatened to kill' mugging victim, court told

By Naomi Firsht, August 4, 2015

A father allegedly admitted that he may have threatened to kill a man who accused his son of robbery, a court has heard.

Mark Izraelov is said to have told Samuel Brown that he would kill him if he did not drop charges against Yacov Izraelov.


Mother assaulted as burglars steal barmitzvah presents from north London home

By Sandy Rashty, August 3, 2015

A Jewish woman has spoken of her fear after being attacked by burglars at her home in north London.

Deborah Nathan, 49, was pushed to the floor as two men forced their way into her six-bedroom home in Golders Green. They ransacked the safe containing family heirlooms and stole her son’s barmitzvah presents.


High Court backs Jewish family who rejected invasive autopsy on religious grounds

By Simon Rocker, July 28, 2015

A High Court judge has backed the religious right of Jews and Muslims to ask for a post-mortem to be carried out by scan rather than cutting up open the body.

The case was brought by the family of an Orthodox Jewish woman who resisted an order by Inner London Coroner Mary Hassell for an invasive autopsy to determine the cause of her death last year.


Man threatened 'to kill mugging victim' unless he dropped charges, court told

By JC Reporter, July 27, 2015

A father whose son was accused of a mugging told the alleged victim to drop the charges or he would “kill him”, a court heard.

Mark Izraelov, 50, is said to have threatened Samuel Brown after Mr Brown accused Yacov Izraelov, 20, of stealing his mobile phone and coat.


Man to be retried on charge of aiding kidnap of Charedi woman

By JC Reporter, July 24, 2015

A man is to face a retrial over a charge of helping in the kidnap of a Charedi woman.

The man was cleared of aiding and abetting the rape and false imprisonment of the woman at a trial earlier this month.

But the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the charge of aiding and abetting the kidnap, and the man will reappear in court in January next year.