A Jerusalem yeshiva teacher was arrested for allegedly sexually molesting teenage students in a city yeshiva, police said on Monday.
The 48-year-old suspect was apprehended late Sunday after a 20-year-old former yeshiva student complained to police that the teacher had repeatedly sexually abused him during his bar mitzvah lessons seven years ago.
The suspect confessed to the allegations against
him, and even admitted to sexually abusing other
12-15-year-old male pupils as well, Jerusalem Police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said.
During his interrogation, the teacher said that he
committed the acts because he was "hot-blooded" and "not calm," the police said.
The suspected sexual predator was remanded in custody for four days by the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court ahead of his indictment.
A court gag order bars publication of the suspect's name and that of the Talmud Torah yeshiva he teaches at.
Police were trying to locate the teacher's other young victims.