A new low. In Melbourne rabbis are threatening victims of child sex abuse in order to intimidate them out of reporting the abuse.
During a conversation with the victim the rabbi allegedly told him reporting the abuse now would do nothing but destroy the life of the alleged sexual perpetrator and his children.
“In cases like this, that are such a long time ago … the proper approach is to let him go,” he said.
Other shocking suggestions made by the rabbi included:
TELLING the victim he had invited the abuse because he wasn’t religious enough
SAYING children as young as five were abused because they were obsessed with sex, including with animals
ADMITTING he knew about allegations of abuse by the alleged perpetrator several years before the victim was allegedly abused.
It is understood the alleged perpetrator continued to offend for several years before ultimately relocating overseas.
In defending his decision not to report the alleged assaults to authorities the rabbi said he believed the attacks were consensual.
“We are talking about very young boys and everyone is saying they agreed to this,” he said.
Godalmighty! Very young children and “they agreed” so…