The fugitive rabbi who fled around the globe to evade charges of rape is now going to trial
Rabbi Eliezer Berland, one of the leaders of the Breslov Hasidic community in Israel, was indicted Friday on several counts of harassment and sexual abuse.
The indictment, filed by the Jerusalem District Attorney's Office in the capital's Magistrates' Court, includes counts of abuse of authority, indecent acts and assault against four women, one of them a minor, as well as aggravated assault against a man who threatened to expose the rabbi's sexual misconduct.
He's been considered a flight risk, and has worshipers who'd doubtless help try to escape again; that's why he's being kept now in police custody. He may be old, but he deserves to be put away in jail for the hurt he caused.
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