By Marcus Dysch, November 5, 2009
A strictly Orthodox community is running a fundraising campaign for a convicted child molester who avoided jail by hiding in London for two years.
Nachman Stal lived secretly among the Charedi community in Stamford Hill, north London, having fled Israel in 2006 after being found guilty of sodomy and indecent assault of a minor.
The father-of-nine lost an extradition hearing in June and is now serving his sentence in an Israeli prison.
Members of the Stamford Hill community are appealing for money to support his wife and children, who have also returned to Israel.