Monday, March 12, 2007

Case of Rabbi Anthony Dee

Case of Rabbi Anthony Dee
 (AKA: Reverend Anthony Dee)
Blackpool, England
Portsmouth, England
 Belfast, Ireland
Luton, Ireland

Former synagogue minister Reverend Anthony Dee found guilty of sexually abusing two boys and a girl in Blackpool and Portsmouth, England. This is the first set of convictions, there was a second set of convictions in 1997. If you have more information or know where Rabbi Dee is today please contact The Awareness Center.


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  • 1960s - molested several children in Northern Ireland
  • 1970 - entered into therapy to deal with his pedophile tendencies
  • 1976 to 1995 - Minister of Portsmouth Synagogue
  • 1996 - Convicted of raping children

Table of Contents:  
  1. Former Portsmouth Rabbi Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse (03/08/1996)

Also see:
  • Case of rabbi Ivan Wachmann 


 Former Portsmouth Rabbi Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse 
Jewish Chronicle (UK) - March 8, 1996

Former synagogue minister Reverend Anthony Dee has been found guilty of sexually abusing two boys and a girl in Blackpool and Portsmouth.

The court also heard that he had admitted to police that he had molested some children in Northern Ireland in the early 1960s.

Dee became minister of Portsmouth Synagogue in 1976. The congregation decided not to renew his contract at the end of 1995.

Following the four-day trial, at Portsmouth Crown Court, it emerged that Dee had sought psychiatric treatment in 1970 to cure his paedophile tendencies.

He denied six charges of indecent assault in Blackpool and Portsmouth between 1966 and 1981, but was found guilty on five counts.

He was cleared of one charge of abusing a girl between 1967 and 1972.

The court heard how Dee pretended to be a man-eating plant to lure one boy into sex games.

He stripped to his string vest and underpants and molested another boy during wrestling matches.

A six-year-old girl was abused as she sat on his lap in the bedroom of his Portsmouth home, the court was told. He is due to return to court on March 29 for sentencing. Originally from Luton, Dee moved to Belfast after theological college and later became a shochet in Blackpool in 1964.

He moved to the Hampshire town in 1976 to take up his post as minister, where he was also head of the community's Hebrew classes and was responsible for teaching bar mitzvah students.


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