Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Kosher Sex Predators

Where are the multi-million dollar lawsuits? The front page New York Times exposes? This report says that the "Ultra-Orthodox" are a closed community and that's why these incidents are rarely reported and prosecuted, but given the heavy Judaic presence in the mainstream press and the lack of reporting on this problem in that same press, it seems that the Judaic community as a whole is acting as a closed community on this matter. They never fail to report on Catholic sex abuse cases, however.

Police: Bnei Brak has by far the highest rate of sexual offenses

Roni Singer-Heruti -Haaretz

March 31, 2008

... "The number of sex offenses in the Bnei Brak area [of the Israeli state] is higher than any other city by tens of percentage points, and it is clear to us that we do not know about many cases that are not even reported because of the well-known fact that in the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community, there is great reluctance about reporting such incidents," a senior police officer in the Tel Aviv District said ...

Police say that "this is a widespread phenomenon and children are harmed by it. The problem is that this is a closed community where it is not customary to report such cases. Thus sexual assailants, and other kinds of criminals, know they can operate without fear in Bnei Brak, and know that the chances that complaints will be filed against them is minimal" ...

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/969944.html

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