ZAKA founder approaches police to give testimony but is turned away

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, the founder of the ZAKA emergency response group, who has been accused of multiple instance of severe sexual abuse, arrives at the police serious crimes headquarters in order to give testimony, but is turned away.

According to Hebrew media reports, officers refused to see Meshi-Zahav because despite there being an investigation into the claims against him, he had yet to be summoned for questioning.

Meshi-Zahav was initially accused Thursday of sexual assault, rape, and abuse of six people in a report by the Haaretz daily. The allegations against Meshi-Zahav were made by both men and women, some of whom were minors at the time of the alleged events.

Over a dozen testimonies have since emerged, TV reports said, though it remains unclear how many are within the statute of limitations.

Meshi-Zahav temporarily stepped down from his position as ZAKA chairman in light of the allegations.

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