Police arrest former rabbi at Jerusalem seminary on rape charges

By Alon Hochmon (Jerusalem Post)
December 8, 2016

Police have arrested a man who served as a rabbi at a girls' seminary in Jerusalem, on the suspicion that he sexually abused a former student, it was announced Thursday.

A 20-year-old Israeli woman filed a complaint to the police several days ago, exposing in detail the brutal acts of sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of the suspect when she was 14.

The police then opened a confidential investigation, and after gathering substantial evidence, the suspect in question was arrested.

According to the woman's complaint, the suspect was an educational authority at an elite and well-known religious girls' high school she attended in Jerusalem.

She claims that he regularly assaulted her at the institution without anyone ever suspecting his brutal actions.

It appears that this case took place six years ago and that after attacking the victim, the educational authority quit his work at the Jerusalem seminary