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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:23 PM

Senior British rabbi filmed telling alleged child abuse victim not to go to the police

Source: Independent

Senior British rabbi filmed telling alleged child abuse victim not to go to the police
Tom Peck
Wednesday 30 January 2013

A senior British rabbi has been filmed telling an alleged victim of child sexual abuse not to go to the police.

Rabbi Ephraim Padwa, who is leader of the UK’s Strictly Orthodox Jewish community, told the alleged victim that it was “mesira”, or forbidden, to report a suspected Jewish sex offender to a non-Jewish authority.

His advice, which was secretly recorded as part of a Channel 4’s Dispatches investigation to be shown tonight, will reignite the controversy about the cover-up of child sex abuse by religious groups following global scandals surrounding the Roman Catholic church

Strictly Orthodox Jewish people, known as Charedi, number 40,000 people, around a sixth of the Jewish population in Britain.


Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/senior-british-rabbi-filmed-telling-alleged-child-abuse-victim-not-to-go-to-the-police-8471779.html

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Reply Senior British rabbi filmed telling alleged child abuse victim not to go to the police (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 OP
jerseyjack Jan 2013 #1
Mosby Jan 2013 #3
AtheistCrusader Jan 2013 #6
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #11
Ian Iam Jan 2013 #2
Mosby Jan 2013 #4
Katashi_itto Jan 2013 #7
Mosby Jan 2013 #8
Katashi_itto Jan 2013 #12
Mosby Jan 2013 #13
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2013 #9
Mosby Jan 2013 #10
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2013 #14
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #15
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2013 #16
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #17
Dont call me Shirley Jan 2013 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:22 PM

1. Same bullshit with the rabbis telling the Brooklyn, N.Y. child abuse victims not to report the abuse

 

I guess they figure Jesus will punish the bastards in the next life.

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:25 PM

3. jesus?

jesus christ.

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:13 PM

6. Wrong religion.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:29 PM

11. Forgive me, I read it as snark..

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:25 PM

2. Sadly, the Catholic Church has no monopoly

 

Shameful.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:26 PM

4. did the abuse actually happen or is this a sting operation?

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Response to Mosby (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:26 PM

7. Does it matter?

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:36 PM

8. I think so.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:33 PM

12. I would imagine most child molesters think the same way too

They always seem to think so...hoping on their part that it's "entrapment"

It still ends up being a conviction.

To Catch A Predator Fairfax Virginia - Rabbi David Kaye

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:38 PM

13. WTF?

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Response to Mosby (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:53 PM

9. The person says it did; and another rabbi says this rabbi told a father to drop another case

There hasn't been a conviction in a court, since they say "alleged victim". But no, it's not a 'sting', in the sense they didn't just make up an allegation to see what he would say.

Programme site: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/episode-guide/series-122/episode-1

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:23 PM

10. Your link is not working.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:33 AM

14. It must be UK only; what I wrote about is in the link from the OP

so you can read it in the Independent.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:01 AM

15. Those are never usable outside of here in UK

even when cross posted on Youtube by Ch4. I think its because the Beeb which owns effectively owns Ch4 charges for use outside of the UK.

I notice its Stamford Hill where most of the Orthys seem to be. Not as an excuse but as an observation the incidence of this may be in proportion to the general population.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:24 AM

16. It isn't even a video, just a few paragraphs about the programme

I didn't expect Channel 4 to say that couldn't be read outside the UK.

But the BBC doesn't 'own' Channel 4 in any sense. BBC America may show some Channel 4 programmes in the USA, but it shows ITV ones too. Channel 4 is a public corporation, with OFCOM and the government appointing the non-executive directors: http://www.channel4.com/info/corporate/about

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:45 AM

17. I'd assumed,

obviously wrongly, that because its part public funded it was related to the Beeb.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:45 PM

5. Way to go Independent! Out those child-molesting ba$^@*ds!

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