A 45-year-old rabbi and teacher from Bnei Brak was indicted on Wednesday for committing numerous counts of indecent assault on two minors, according to a court statement.
The man, who in 2016 taught in a school in Elad, was indicted in Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court of assaulting the boys both inside the school and outside it.
The man, who is married, taught the two boys, who were 13 and 14 years old. He is accused of taking them to private rooms and putting his hands down their trousers, rubbing himself against them, and touching them inappropriately, and also on occasion doing so in public.
According to the court statement, he taught one of the boys swimming, and helped him overcome his fear of the water by hugging him, getting in the pool with him, and at the same time touching him inappropriately.
When one of the boys was sick at home for a month, the man came to the home to deliver a letter to him. He invited the boy to sit with him in his car, and put him on his knee, put his hand under the boy’s shirt and rubbed him, the indictment said.
He helped one of the boys get into a high school, and went to visit him at the request of the principal. He spoke to the boy in his room, and tried to prevent the boy from leaving, and fondled him, according to the court statement.
The man was arrested on June 15, 2017, and has been under house arrest since then.
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