QOTD about Additional Unidentified Victims

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.

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4 thoughts on “QOTD about Additional Unidentified Victims

  1. He removed it since I posted this on several websites, including Failed Messah, who had no problem with the fact Nuchem published the victim’s name, but the name was on Nuchem’s site yesterday.

    on FailedMessiah–

    Look at this:

    http://nochemrosenberg.blogspot.com/2013/04/blog-post_4485.html

    How can anyone support Nuchem when he’s publishing documents that include the name of the victim? Does Nuchem get a free pass to do whatever he wants?!

    Posted by: anonymous | April 25, 2013 at 08:43 PM

    I think it may be that victim is already an adult and his name is known through court documents and public testimony.

    Posted by: Shmarya Rosenberg | April 25, 2013 at 08:51 PM

    Even if what you say is the case (which I’m not sure of because I’ve never heard this name before) wouldn’t you agree that it’s highly inappropriate and unprofessional to further publicize the identity of a victim?

    Posted by: anonymous | April 25, 2013 at 08:57 PM

    anonymous –

    Not necessarily. It depends on many things. And for all you know, the victim approved the material being posted.

    Posted by: Shmarya Rosenberg | April 25, 2013 at 09:14 PM

    • I personally do not identify victims of sexual abuse by name unless they have chosen to go public. At this point the name of a victim described in those police notes is not out there on Nuchem Rosenberg’s blog. So I think the focus should return to what is revealed in those police notes. The notes establish that another child victim of Baruch Mordechai Lebovits (CV) reported multiple instances of sex abuse by Baruch Mordechai Lebovits.

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