Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Monday extended the remand of Rabbi Yosef Paryzer by seven days. He was arrested last Tuesday on suspicion of engaging in sexual intercourse with multiple women through deceit about his identity.
Paryzer, 34, had told several women his name was Jake Segal and that he was an unmarried immigrant who trained seeing-eye dogs for a living, the police said. He met the women through dating applications.
Since his initial arrest last Tuesday, 13 more women have testified that they were deceived by Paryzer into romantic relationships, the police said. So far, 18 women claim to have fallen victim to Paryzer, an American citizen who concealed that he was a married father of two.
Several of rabbi's victims refused to testify
According to the police, Paryzer made promises of long-term relationships, marriage, and raising a family. He dated several of the women at the same time over the course of 10 months, and the longest relationship he maintained lasted several years, the police said.
Several of the women Paryzer dated did not want to testify and preferred to “move on with their lives,” a source close to the case told The Jerusalem Post.
Paryzer was reportedly fired from his position at an Anglo-centric yeshiva in Jerusalem soon after the allegations came to light.