Police have recommended several indictments against now-Health Minister Yaakov Litzman in the case involving Malka Leifer.
Litzman, who heads the haredi Orthodox United Torah Judaism party, could be charged with fraud and breach of trust.
Malka Leifer, the former principal of a Jewish school in Australia, fled to Israel in 2008.
Seeing her in religious garb, I was reminded of the values she preached — and the innocent childhoods she is alleged to have destroyed.
Malka Leifer, who is wanted on 74 charges of child sexual abuse in Melbourne, was arrested Monday and will appear in a Petach Tikvah court.
A former Australian school principal, wanted in her home country on suspicion of sexually abusing students, was freed from house arrest in Israel on Tuesday but ordered to undertake medical treatment after a court ruled her mentally unfit for extradition.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli court has halted extradition procedures against the former principal of a Jewish girls’ school in Melbourne who fled Australia amid claims she sexually abused some of her students. The Jerusalem District Court on Sunday halted the process after a state-appointed psychiatrist determined that Malka Leifer was unfit to stand trial….
Melbourne police are considering opening a criminal investigation into board members of a Jewish day school who helped a former headmaster flee to Israel ahead of allegations of child sexual abuse.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in Australia has been ordered to pay more than $1.1 million in damages to a female student who was an alleged victim of sex abuse by the headmistress.