Indictment Filed Against Bnei Brak Rabbi

by Joanna Paraszczuk (Jerusalem Post)
August 4, 2011

An indictment was filed on Thursday in the Tel Aviv District Court against Rabbi Yaakov Vimer, a Bnei Brak teacher suspected of carrying out serious sexual offenses against one of his students.

According to the charge sheet, filed by Attorney Claudia Bilenka of the Tel Aviv District Attorney's office, 52-year-old Vimer committed sodomy and sexual assault on the young boy over a period of two years, from 2002 - 2003. The victim was 12 years old when the alleged abuse started.

Judge Zion Kapah ruled that Vimer will be held in custody until another hearing on the matter on August 8th.