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Sa’ar agrees to add charges to Malka Leifer’s trial in Australia

Former principal Malka Leifer, wanted in Australia for child sex abuse crimes, seen at the Jerusalem District Court, on February 14, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Former principal Malka Leifer, wanted in Australia for child sex abuse crimes, seen at the Jerusalem District Court, on February 14, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar agrees to Australia’s request to add more than 20 charges to the trial of Malka Leifer, who was extradited from Israel earlier this year to face trial for child sex abuse.

According to Sa’ar’s office, the minister agrees to add additional charges linked to cases that were not included on the original extradition request, because they were uncovered after she was extradited in January.

The trial of Leifer in Melbourne is slated to begin on October 21, on close to 100 charges of rape, indecent assault and child sexual abuse that are believed to date between 2004-2008.

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