Thursday, June 16, 2005

Letters to the Editor - Fleeing the scene

Jerusalem Post - June 16, 2005
Sir, – Re "Missing Arizona rabbi faces child abuse charges" (June 9): I wanted to thank Sam Ser and The Jerusalem Post for writing this article. As I'm sure you are aware, it's not uncommon for individuals accused of sexual crimes to flee the community where the accusations have been made. 

Unfortunately, many from Jewish communities tend to flee to Israel to avoid prosecution. We have also seen a trend in which those who end up in Israel change their names to avoid detection.
My hope is that Rabbi David E. Lipman will soon be found alive and well and able to face the charges being brought against him.
VICKI POLIN, Executive Director
The Awareness Center: Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault

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