SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) – A former security guard accused of sexually abusing children at the Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne where he worked will stand trial next July.
David Cyprys, 44, an ex-guard at Yeshivah College, will stand trial starting July 29, 2013, a Melbourne County Court judge ruled last Friday, as Cyprys stood before him.
Cyprys is charged with 41 counts of child molestation, including multiple counts of rape. He said he would fight the charges in court.
The charges, which date back to the 1980s, were brought by 12 alleged victims, at least two of whom now live in the United States.
Manny Waks, the only alleged victim who has spoken publicly, said that “There are still a number of perpetrators who are yet to face justice and many victims who are still suffering. We need to facilitate an awareness campaign about this critical issue so that the wrongs of the past are never repeated and that those who are responsible for past wrongs are held to full account.”