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Education director in Elad municipality named as suspect in child sex abuse case

Mordechai Beeri, director of the education department in the municipality of the ultra-Orthodox city of Elad, is named as the Haredi official arrested last week over child sex abused allegedly committed against his students some 13 years ago.

The Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court okays the publication of Beeri’s identity, amid suspicions that he abused boys aged under 14 in an institute in the settlement of Modiin Illit, where he was a teacher.

A young ultra-Orthodox man recently filed a police complaint, saying he was 12 when Beeri molested him.

Beeri’s detention has been extended until Tuesday, and the investigation is ongoing.

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