Orthodox Jewish communities in Sydney and Melbourne are bracing themselves for royal commission hearings into how yeshivas dealt with child sex abuse.
Sex abuse inquiry puts spotlight on yeshivas Rachel Kleinman January 24, 2015
Aron 'Ezzy' Kestecher has been found dead in a suspected suicide, triggering acrimonious accusations that “community vigilantes,” “thugs” and those who conducted “trial by media” have “blood on their hands.”
Kestecher was accused of multiple allegations of child sex abuse against minors.
Four charges of indecent acts by Kestecher against minors were withdrawn in 2012. But other alleged victims came forward with one claim of indecent acts with a child, resulting in Kestecher’s arrest and the beginning of legal proceedings.
He was also understood to have been a casual teacher at Yeshivah College, which has been at the center of the child sex abuse scandal inside Melbourne’s Jewish community.
Two of its former employees – David Kramer and David Cyprys – were jailed lfor multiple sex crimes against more than a dozen children.