Yeshiva paid for teacher to flee from child abuse allegations

July 18, 2013 by J-Wire Staff
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The County Court in Melbourne has heard that a teacher at the Yeshiva in Melbourne’s St Kilda had been paid by his employer to flee Australia following allegations of sexual abuse.

David Kramer

David Kramer

Tzedek’s Manny Waks told J-Wire: “In the evidence that was presented, it’s clear that the Yeshivah leadership solely cared for the welfare of the perpetrator – it seems that no consideration whatsoever was given for the welfare of the victims. Yeshivah and its leadership need to be held to full account. Tzedek intends to do this through the Royal Commission.
We thank and acknowledge the four courageous victims for the stand they have taken. We call upon the other alleged victims to seriously consider coming forward. Two of the four victims whom we are in contact with – both of whom are currently US-based – have today expressed their relief and delight with the recent developments. They feel that justice is indeed being done and look forward to the sentencing. They would like to express their gratitude to the determination of Victoria Police for pursuing this case.”

Tzedek is an Australian-based advocacy group for Jewish victims/survivors of child sexual abuse.

52-yr-old David Kramer was extradited from the U.S. where he served six years in a Missouri jail having been found guilty of similar offences.
Kramer will be sentenced next Wednesday.

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