We commend the brave victim for taking steps to ensure that justice is achieved and to protect other children, and hope it will give other victims the strength to come forward. In all current cases I am aware of in the Jewish community, there have been multiple victims. We are therefore concerned there may be further victims in this case. (emphasis added)
by Manny Waks of Tzedek in Australia in public notice about upcoming court appearance of Donald Cornell, a bus driver employed by Jewish schools in Melbourne who is facing six charges of alleged child sexual abuse dating back to the 1980s.
Cornell was a non-Jewish bus driver employed by two different orthodox schools who is charged with child sexual abuse. We are told that mesirah (rules against snitching) inhibits reporting to the authorities but there is no prohibition of mesirah regarding non-Jews. I strongly suspect the authorities in these schools had heard multiple reports. Yet they did nothing. We are dealing with inexcusable indifference to the well-being of children.