Rabbi Elon convicted of indecent assault by force against minors

August 7, 2013 09:47

Prominent national-religious figure Rabbi Mordechai Elon was convicted of indecent assault and indecent assault by force against two minors at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The allegations surrounding Elon have created a storm in the national-religious world in which the rabbi was a leading light until accusations of sexual impropriety against him.The two main witnesses in the case, victims known as Aleph and Bet, claimed separately that Elon touched, kissed and stroked them in an inappropriate manner in private meetings. The incidents in question date back to 2003 and 2005.

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