Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The case of Rabbi Elior Chen mimics cases of ritual abuse,
which is an extremely sadistic form of child abuse.
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Jerusalem - “Satan in the form of a rov” are the words the children who suffered abuse at his hands use to describe Elior Chen, the man currently sitting in jail awaiting trial.
A year and a half after the story came to light and the day after a serious charge sheet was filed against Elior Chen, the children spoke out for the first time since the extradition to Israel two weeks ago, in an exclusive interview for Israeli
They have not forgotten the suffering they underwent, relive those harrowing moments, feel the burns and scars left on their bodies and the loss of the mother serving a prison sentence.
Their little brother, who remains in a “vegetative” state, makes it impossible for them to forget the horror. Yesterday he visited his home for the first time in 18 months, lying on a special bed that cost thousands of dollars, silently gazing as his happy siblings surrounded him.
The children have heard the various claims Elior Chen is innocent, making them boil with rage. “Our bodies are full of burns and scars from what he did. How can someone say it didn’t happen?” Another child notes that there are people who deny the Holocaust happened.
Upon hearing the name Elior Chen preceded by the word “rov,” the children burst out in objection. “He’s a rov? He’s Satan disguised as a rov.”
They say they will never forgive him. “There is no mechiloh for what he did to our family. All of the children were injured. Ima’s in prison. He took the building we built up and dismantled it.”
Elior Chen’s father, who claims his son is innocent, has stated he wishes everyone could have such a tzaddik for a son. In response one of the girls in the shattered family says, “I wish his sons were like my little brother, the one lying as a ‘vegetable’ in the hospital.”
Were Elior Chen’s fate left in the hands of the children he abused, he would suffer a similar fate. “I would burn him until he died, just like he burned me,” says one of the boys. “I would cut him up with a sword,” adds another.
Their father is also enraged over Elior Chen’s claims of innocence. “He has a lot of chutzpah not to admit to it. That’s part of his wickedness. This man is dangerous. Even if he spends 30 years behind bars, he’ll still be a danger to the public.”
Time has not healed the wounds. The father does not work, but spends all his time taking care of the eight children. They live in hiding. Their friends at school have no inkling of the nightmare they went through. They always keep their scars out of sight and never have friends visit their motherless home.