Sunday, February 03, 2008

Naf - A Street Kid in Jerusalem, Israel


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. Naf was me a few years ago. The only difference was the fact that I was being molested at home by my father. I started fighting back and got kicked out.

I wonder if this was part of Naf's story? Does anyone know how to get a hold of him? I want to help if I can.

February 04, 2008 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happened to my younger brother. I'm from a BT family. My parents spent a fortune to send him to a yeshiva in Israel. Many of the students were sexually assaulted by older students.

My brother started getting in trouble with the school. He finally got kicked out and sent back to the states. He left orthodoxy, started using drugs. He committed suicide about three years later. My brother kept a journal of his life. It wasn't until he died that we learned what happened to him. After that my family walked away from the religious world.

February 04, 2008 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Update said...

Former rabbi guilty in child porn case

Article Last Updated: 02/05/2008 01:23:09 AM EST

BRIDGEPORT — A former West Haven rabbi now working as a social worker for the state pleaded guilty Monday to possessing child pornography almost four years ago.
Edward Schlaeger, 51, of Hawthorne Avenue, Shelton, will receive a suspended five-year sentence March 28 and up to five years probation. The judge will determine the terms and conditions of probation at the time of sentencing. Senior Assistant State's Attorney Howard Stein said Schlaeger's now ex-wife discovered the suspected child pornography on Sept. 23, 2005, which was more than a year after her former husband moved out of their home on Stonehouse Road in Trumbull. She gave the two computer discs to Richard Albrecht, her divorce lawyer, who, in turn, brought them to Stein's office, the prosecutor said.

Stein said the resulting investigation determined that one of the files included child pornography and a victim that had been identified by the German Federation police. The prosecutor said 15 other files were given to the Yale-New Haven pediatric unit, which identified eight of the children as being younger than 15 years old. The unit was unable to see sufficient details to determine an age range for children on the other seven files.

Stein advised the judge that the files were made between April 26, 2003, and July 16, 2004. Schlaeger is the former rabbi of Congregation Sinai in West Haven. More recently he worked as a counselor for the Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System in Bridgeport, which is a division of the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He was arrested after surrendering to Trumbull police on Aug. 24, 2006. Police searched Schlaeger's former home in Trumbull as well as his Shelton home during their investigation. J. Robert Gulash, Schlaeger's lawyer, said no child pornography was found in the Shelton home.

February 05, 2008 9:59 AM  

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