By Nicola Methven (Daily Mirror)
January 30, 2013
Orthodox Jewish leaders have been protecting child abusers, a TV documentary will claim tonight.
Dispatches found 19 cases where crimes were not reported as the community prefers to deal with it internally.
The show will claim that those who go to authorities face being spat at and driven out of their area.
It will show senior Rabbi Ephraim Padwa order an alleged victim to stay away from the police because the force is “non-Jewish”.
The person tells him “someone did bad things to me when I was younger” and he replies: “I know of whom you are talking. We’re dealing with this.”
Defending his actions, Rabbi Padwa, of Stamford Hill, North London, says in a letter that child safety is paramount and his church works with authorities.