Israel - Afula Rabbi Gets Nine Year Sentence For Sexually Abusing Four Teens
Israel - In Nazareth on Wednesday, a well respected rabbi was sentenced to nine years in prison and fined 290,000 shekel after being found guilty of sexually abusing four teens he was entrusted to educate.
ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1MJXwg0) reports that in handing down the sentence a judge told Rabbi Yaakov Deutsch from Afula that he had “flagrantly violated” the trust of the four young students—-two boys and two girls—and has dealt a severe blow to their “dignity, liberty, and physical and mental well being.”
In court testimony, one of Deutsch’s accusers, a young girl who testified that her sexual relationship with the rabbi began when she was 15, told the court that Deutsch repeatedly used her haredi religious education to perpetuate the abuse, telling her that their ongoing relationship was “instruction from above.”
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