Report: French police suspect rabbi of raping minors

By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
January 17, 2012 23:29

 
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Police in France have questioned Rabbi Daniel Farhi, a prominent member of the Jewish community in that country, over suspicions that had he had raped an undisclosed number of underage girls, French media reported Tuesday.

The 70-year-old rabbi, who founded the Liberal Jewish Movement of France, the nation's tiny Reform Judaism group, was grilled by investigators at a police station in Paris earlier today.

Farhi has reportedly denied the allegations against him.

Michel Serfaty, the head of the Consistoire, the state-sanctioned Jewish religious umbrella group of France, was quoted as saying he was awaiting the outcome of the investigation to comment.

He said that if suspicions against the rabbi known for his outreach to Muslims and efforts to commemorate the Holocaust were confirmed it would be a "disaster."

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