It endlessly frustrates me to encounter rabbinical coverups. Even when Haredi rabbis are given convincing evidence of sexual abuse of children by a rabbinical colleague they usually do not warn their public to avoid the offender. This is true even for the most severe violations of halacha (i.e., d’oraisa) such as raping teen boys or girls.
But there is one notable exception and it does not involve children. Let a rabbi be caught committing aishes ish (adultery with a married woman) and then the boom gets lowered. This happened to Meir Pogrow in Beit Shemesh. He was denounced as unfit to be dealt with. He was effectively defrocked and forced out of the community on the basis of public pronouncements of prominent local rabbis. The same happened to Dovid Weinberger in the Five Towns. And the same happened to Dayan Yonasan Abraham of the significant London Beth Din
Why this is so, I cannot say. But there is no question that their hierarchy of offensiveness is neither based on civil law which does not care about consensual adultery, nor on halacha which regards the violation of nida or mishkav zachar as aroiyos just like aishes ish. But there it is. I would welcome the thoughts of others on why this is so.