Friday, November 16, 2007

Mondrowitz Extradition Hearing Sunday in Jerusalem

FYI: Background Information and The History of Rabbinical Ordinations

The Awareness Center seems to have all the articles up on their site about Mondrowitz. Instead of posting them here, it might be easier to just go to that site: Case of Rabbi Avrohom Mondrowitz.

Police arrest purported rabbi charged with sexual abuse
Association Press
November 16, 2007

Police arrested on Friday a self-styled rabbi, a spokesman said, twenty-three years after New York police charged him with sexual abuse.

Abraham Mondrowitz will be remanded on Sunday, said the Justice Ministry spokesman, Moshe Cohen. He could not give further details.

The US Justice Department had two months ago resubmitted a 22-year-old request to Israel to extradite the suspect who may have abused hundreds of children, Ha'aretz reported Friday.


Anonymous BREAKING NEWS said...

A search of Mondrowitz's apartment last May turned up four pornographic movies featuring children. On the basis of these findings, Jerusalem Magistrate's Court Judge Shimon Feinberg ruled yesterday that "there is a reasonable basis to suspect that he is still an active or potential pedophile." He said the fact that Mondrowitz was not charged with sexual abuse in Israel does not mean that he is not dangerous - particularly in light of the closed nature of the ultra-Orthodox society in which he lives, where sexual offenses are usually dealt with without police involvement,

Mondrowitz's attorney, David Ofek, said he plans to appeal the decision to keep Mondrowitz in custody.

The state didn't take action for 25 years, so they cannot bring the case back now, Ofek said

November 18, 2007 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of laws does Israel have to deal with possession of child porn? Why wasn't Mondrowitz locked up when he was caught with the 4 movies last May?

November 19, 2007 8:58 AM  

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