Elior Chen, the leader of a Haredi cult who engaged in child abuse along with a lot of his followers, had an appeal rejected
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the appeal of self-acclaimed “rabbi” and convicted serial child-abuser Elior Chen.
Chen was convicted in November 2010 of being the “spiritual mentor” of a cult that committed a series of horrific acts of child abuse.
He was sentenced to 24 years in prison, and many of his followers were sentenced to even longer prison terms.
Another aspect of the drama in Chen’s case was that he successfully fled the country, initially escaping arrest by police.
Chen originally flew from Israel to Canada, then immediately continued to Brazil, where he apparently sought refuge with members of a vehemently anti-Zionist haredi sect.
In an apparently successful attempt to attain information about his whereabouts, Chen’s wife, Ruth, and their four children were sent to Belgium in 2008, and Chen was eventually arrested and extradited from Brazil back to Israel.
Obviously, Lev Tahor isn't the only Haredi-styled cult in the world that's abusing the hospitality of other countries for committing vile acts of child abuse. Whereever those cults are, they should be punished severely and their operations shut down to avoid this kind of terrible situation taking place. Such cults are as bad as Islam, where they draw some of their tactics from.
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