Australian police are reportedly investigating senior Chabad leaders in both Sydney and in Melbourne for failing to report child sex abuse as required by law and for covering up the abuse (and, it seems, for sanction harassment and abuse of witnesses against them).
All the rabbis mentioned in the article are senior Chabad rabbis.
Leches is now the Chabad rabbi of Monsey, New York.
Feldman is the head of Chabad in Sydney, Australia.
Hayman, while not a rabbi, is a Chabad follower who served on Chabad’s board and was active in its summer camp in a supervisory role and directly with students. He was later protected while living in Los Angeles by Debbie Fox, the Orthodox social worker who ran the LA Jewish community’s sex offender program and who was close to Ohel, the scandal-plagued Brooklyn-based haredi social services organization that has allegedly mishandled dozens of sex offender cases. (Ohel also worked closely with former Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes to allegedly cover up cases of haredi sex abuse. Hynes is currently under federal and state criminal investigation for illegally using government funds to campaign, to pay campaign workers – and to, I’ve been told, give cronies no-work jobs.)
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