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Jerusalem - Charedi Woman Wanted In Australia For Sex Crimes Ordered To Remain In Custody

Published on: February 13, 2018 10:27 AM
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 Malka Leifer’s brother, centre, speaks with her defence lawyer at an extradition hearing in Jerusalem in 2016 Malka Leifer’s brother, centre, speaks with her defence lawyer at an extradition hearing in Jerusalem in 2016

Jerusalem - An Australian woman accused of sex crimes against children in her home country appeared before an Israeli judge Tuesday who ordered her to remain in custody a day after her arrest.

Australia wants 54-year-old Malka Leifer extradited. She is wanted there for sexually abusing children while she was a teacher at a local school.

Israel launched an undercover investigation at the request of Interpol, and police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the woman was arrested Monday on suspicion of obstructing court proceedings by attempting to hide evidence.

An Israeli court had previously stopped extradition proceedings against Leifer after determining she was not fit to stand trial. But police say they have indications she was pretending to be suffering from a mental illness to avoid extradition and a new extradition order would be handed down.

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“Based on new evidence that is being found, both by the Israeli police as well as social services, we believe that she can stand trial and all of the documents that she had in fact presented over the last few years were fake documents and the psychological analysis that were given were incorrect and inaccurate, ” Rosenfeld said.



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 Feb 13, 2018 at 10:59 AM mechel Says:

now hashomer, lakewood guy etc etc know why mosdos hatorah dont allow women teachers for boys no matter how young or vise versa

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 11:08 AM About time! Says:

What about the psychiatrists & other "professionals" who clearly fabricated this defense. Leifer is cunning, manipulative & evil, but she couldn't have pulled off this farce without their cooperation. They all should lose their license & be charged with whatever crime is appropriate... perverting the course of justice or whatever it's called in Israel.

As for her lawyer...I hope he sleeps well at night, knowing he played a huge part too in her fooling the authorities. Notwithstanding the fact that everyone is entitled to representation, how can he look this monster in the face & try to get the extradition dropped? I guess the millions of shekels raised by her supporters helped.

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 11:53 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
mechel Says:

now hashomer, lakewood guy etc etc know why mosdos hatorah dont allow women teachers for boys no matter how young or vise versa

mechel Says: Says:

“ now hashomer, lakewood guy etc etc know why mosdos hatorah dont allow women teachers for boys no matter how young or vise versa ”
Before you post any comment it would be wise for you to know the ALLEGED facts.She is ALLEGED for sexually abusing GIRLS while she was a teacher at a local school.

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 12:10 PM GroiserFarshteier Says:

Just to clarify, she was abusing girls not boys.
Also, I don't believe she is originally an Australian.

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 12:14 PM yonasonw Says:

Reply to #1  
mechel Says:

now hashomer, lakewood guy etc etc know why mosdos hatorah dont allow women teachers for boys no matter how young or vise versa

But Mechel...Malka Liefer molested girls, not boys.

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 12:18 PM yonasonw Says:

Reply to #2  
About time! Says:

What about the psychiatrists & other "professionals" who clearly fabricated this defense. Leifer is cunning, manipulative & evil, but she couldn't have pulled off this farce without their cooperation. They all should lose their license & be charged with whatever crime is appropriate... perverting the course of justice or whatever it's called in Israel.

As for her lawyer...I hope he sleeps well at night, knowing he played a huge part too in her fooling the authorities. Notwithstanding the fact that everyone is entitled to representation, how can he look this monster in the face & try to get the extradition dropped? I guess the millions of shekels raised by her supporters helped.

I doubt if it was just the "psychiatrists & other 'professionals' who clearly fabricated this defense."

Others in her community must have been involved; a too often repeated tableau, where the wagons are circled to protect a "respected" member of the community, who is believed over the accusers.

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 12:58 PM Normandavid1 Says:

Reply to #1  
mechel Says:

now hashomer, lakewood guy etc etc know why mosdos hatorah dont allow women teachers for boys no matter how young or vise versa

She was teaching girls not boy's.

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 02:12 PM HankM Says:

Reply to 1. So men never molest boys? Gotta remember that one?

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 02:37 PM mechel Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

mechel Says: Says:

“ now hashomer, lakewood guy etc etc know why mosdos hatorah dont allow women teachers for boys no matter how young or vise versa ”
Before you post any comment it would be wise for you to know the ALLEGED facts.She is ALLEGED for sexually abusing GIRLS while she was a teacher at a local school.

yes, she was picked out of all just for fun. Ahhh noe your going to throw back 'we know ALL chadorim have only pedepo...'

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 02:39 PM mechel Says:

Reply to #5  
yonasonw Says:

But Mechel...Malka Liefer molested girls, not boys.

oh yeah!

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 03:17 PM cowdoc Says:

I hope the lesson learned is the importance of all schools to teach children about sexual abuse, and to have complaints brought to the police not to religious authorities

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 03:53 PM NJMoshe Says:

Reply to #1  
mechel Says:

now hashomer, lakewood guy etc etc know why mosdos hatorah dont allow women teachers for boys no matter how young or vise versa

She taught girls and is accused of molesting girls, not boys.

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 Feb 13, 2018 at 03:56 PM Moshein NJ Says:

Reply to #2  
About time! Says:

What about the psychiatrists & other "professionals" who clearly fabricated this defense. Leifer is cunning, manipulative & evil, but she couldn't have pulled off this farce without their cooperation. They all should lose their license & be charged with whatever crime is appropriate... perverting the course of justice or whatever it's called in Israel.

As for her lawyer...I hope he sleeps well at night, knowing he played a huge part too in her fooling the authorities. Notwithstanding the fact that everyone is entitled to representation, how can he look this monster in the face & try to get the extradition dropped? I guess the millions of shekels raised by her supporters helped.

She did not escape from Australia and flee to Israel unassisted. I believe that she had help from school officials who include some of the most self-described pious individuals in the community.

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 Feb 14, 2018 at 12:28 AM hernoor Says:

Why is Israel protecting her?

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 Feb 14, 2018 at 12:29 AM lazy-boy Says:

I think the point of what is going on here is not to trust some one because of their religious affiliation or dress.

There are criminals and perverts among us in the charadi community; maybe not as many as in the secular community, but do not think that because a person is frum, he/she can not be a criminal or pervert.

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 Feb 14, 2018 at 07:00 AM Withheld Says:

There was a case that the school helped a school employee fly away because an abuse scandle was being discovered. Anyone remembers which school? I think it was a woman.

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