Israel police arrested on Monday a 50-year-old, Malka Leifer, a former Director of a Jewish school in Melbourne, who fled from Australia in connection with accusations of sexual abuse of his students. The arrest was carried out in the course of a special operation aimed to check out allegations the suspect about her mental illness.
The authorities intend to extradite detained in Australia, wrote on Tuesday, February 13, the British newspaper The Guardian.
This week, Leifer will appear before the court in Petah Tikva, which is expected to prolong her detention and dispose about the beginning of extradition proceedings.
Detained, who steered the Melbourne school for girls «Adass Isroel», still managed to avoid extradition, with the aid of the simulation of mental illness.
The operation to arrest was initiated by Interpol. Australian authorities in 2008 charged her with sexual harassment of minors, with 74 points. Shortly before the indictment, the suspect fled to Israel and lived in the village of Emmanuel, Samaria.
According to the Australian press, the victims of pedophile were three sisters who were subjected to sexual harassment on the part of the headmistress – she’s at home and also during your stay at summer camp. One of the girls could not stand this stress and tried to commit suicide.
The parents of the students argue that Leifer has enjoyed frequent absences of her husband, a Rabbi, and shared a bed with many students.
Leifer, strongly rejects these accusations. Recall that the community «Adass Isroel» was founded in 1940 two hundred Orthodox Jews – immigrants from Europe who survived the Holocaust.