Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chaim Halpern, Chasidic Rabbi in London Arrested for rape related charges

A top Hasidic rabbi in London, England, was arrested and charged with rape related charges after raping numerous women, according to press reports in Israel.

The 54-year-old man, Rabbi Chaim Halpern, who is a prominent Hasidic rabbi, is accused of using his unlicensed couples therapy practice to seduce and sometimes rape married women. Halpern is also accused of raping single women and undergae girls.

Three other men, aged 62, 64 and 25, a brother of Halpern and another member of the London Shomrim patrol, were arrested for allegedly perverting the course of justice in relation to the case of Halpern, by intimidating witnesses, bribing victims, bribing witnesses, extortion and violence.

Supporters of Rabbi Chaim Halpern had threatened, harassed and assaulted members of the community who tried to publicize the alleged crimes of Halpern or involve the police. Halpern went to court recently in order to gain access to the names of those who exposed his crimes on internet blogs.

Police have also searched the files belonging to Halpern and seized his computers. 


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So please be carefull with what you post on you blog.

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