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Australian Faces Trial on Child Sex Abuse Charge

A man accused of sexual abuse against children at an Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne will stand trial next July.

David Cyprys, 44, a former security guard at Yeshivah College, faced Melbourne County Court July 13 to hear the judge order the trial to start on July 29, 2013.

Cyprys, who is charged with 41 counts of child molestation, including multiple counts of rape, said he would fight them in court.

The charges, which date back to the 1980s, were brought by 12 alleged victims, at least two of whom now live in America.

Manny Waks, the only alleged victim who has spoken publicly, said: “There are still a number of perpetrators who are yet to face justice and many victims who are still suffering. We need to facilitate an awareness campaign about this critical issue so that the wrongs of the past are never repeated and that those who are responsible for past wrongs are held to full account.”

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