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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.
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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."