Elior Chen extradited from Brazil overnight Tuesday

Elior Chen extradited fr

October 28, 2009 07:09

Elior Chen, the self-styled rabbi who allegedly influenced some of his followers to abuse their children in order to "correct their corrupt souls," was extradited to Israel overnight Tuesday. Chen, 29, fled to Brazil more than a year ago after a terrifying affair of child abuse in a haredi family in Jerusalem was exposed. According to prosecutors, Chen instructed the mother of the family and others to beat the children severely, saying this would mend their behavior. Chen will likely be charged with abusing minors, soliciting to abuse minors, assaulting minors and conspiracy to commit a crime. Police are expected to request a remand extension on Wednesday morning.

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