Police to Investigate Testimony


                                                                [Rabbi Chaim Tsvi Groner]


The Australian Federal Police  is assessing an allegation that Yeshivah board member Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Groner knowingly gave false or misleading testimony at February’s hearing of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.


The Australian Jewish News can exclusively reveal that police spoke to a representative from the Royal Commission this week and then stated in a letter on Tuesday that “as a result of these discussions”, the allegation “has been sent to the relevant area for assessment”.


Rabbi Groner told the Royal Commission that Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Telsner, who resigned as the head rabbi of the Yeshivah Centre in 2015 but is still being paid, does not still occupy a position of leadership within the Yeshivah Centre.


However, a victim of child sexual abuse told police that Rabbi Telsner maintains an office within the synagogue, delivers sermons from the pulpit during weekly services and is waited on by other congregants.


To read the full story go to the Australian Jewish News website at https://www.jewishnews.net.au/police-probe-rabbis-commission-testimony/62329



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Posted by Ruth Thomas (20/04/2017 17:33)      199 Views