Rabbi wanted for sex crimes claimed leadership role Jewish school

Winnipeg Free Press

February 22, 2018

By Carol Sanders

A rabbi whom police say molested minors in incidents from 1993 to 1999 was helping to run an Orthodox Jewish school in Winnipeg for several years after the alleged sex crimes, according to a 2011 newspaper interview.

Chabad-Lubavitch of Winnipeg said this week Yacov Simmonds, 42, was employed at its Jewish learning centre after the alleged crimes occurred as director of development — a fundraiser — rather than in the school with children.

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