A 20 year old Jerusalem man was under arrest Wednesday for sexually assaulting at least ten children in a city synagogue.
- Jerusalemite held for assaulting children in synagogue (12/31/2003)
The Jerusalem Post - December 31, 2003
A 20 year old Jerusalem man was under arrest Wednesday for sexually assaulting at least ten children in a city synagogue, police said.
The children involved in the sexual abuse case were aged six to twelve. The haredi suspect, who has confessed to carrying out the attacks, was apprehended late Tuesday night, after a minor complained to police that the suspect had shown him his sexual organ during prayers in the synagogue in the city's Romema district, and then sexually abused him in a nearby room.
During his interrogation, the suspect confessed to carrying out ten such attacks both in the synagogue, and on a city street, after first offering the minors to show them how 'children enter the world,' Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said.
The suspect was remanded by seven days late Wednesday by the Jerusalem Magistrate's court, and, despite police opposition, ordered the man sent for a psychiatric evaluation, and forbade the publication of his name.
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