Charedi teacher convicted of sexual abuse of underage girls

Jewish News
May 20, 2015

A Charedi teacher and son of a Beth Din judge has been convicted of at least five counts of sexual abuse of girls as young as 14, after a jury overwhelmingly found against him.

Todros Grynhaus, a father of ten from Manchester, consistently denied the allegations of several victims from the tight-knit ultra-Orthodox community in Salford, showing no emotion when the guilty verdict was read out.

During the two week trial, Grynhaus had claimed the underage girls were conspiring against him in a “plot,” but after hearing how he “forced himself on them,” jurors decided 10-2 that he was lying. 

One of the young victims testified that he had assaulted her in a Jacuzzi, an allegation the 50-year old described as “pure fiction”.

Jurors had earlier learned that Grynhaus, who later set up a debt management company, had banned TV and newspapers from the family home, restricted internet use and deemed the only non-religious literature suitable for reading to be Enid Blyton novels.

“The nature of the offences involved a high degree of manipulative behaviour coupled with a refusal to acknowledge any wrongdoing whatsoever,” said Manchester Crown Court judge Timothy Holroyde. “A substantial prison sentence is inevitable.”


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