Rape claim is de­nied

The Jewish Chronicle - - News - BY DANA GLOGER

A CHAREDI man has pleaded not guilty to rap­ing a 12-year-old boy in a syn­a­gogue lava­tory.

Moshe Re­ich­man, 24, from Gold­ers Green, North-West Lon­don, ap­peared at Snares­brook Crown Court on Mon­day and will face trial in Jan­uary 2009, ac­cused of four of­fences.

He has been charged with rap­ing a child un­der the age of 13, sex­ual ac­tiv­ity with a child, and two charges of caus­ing or in­cit­ing a child to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity. The charges all re­late to one in­ci­dent al­leged to have taken place be­tween 2004 and 2005. Mr Re­ich­man de­nies all four charges. The vic­tim can­not be named be­cause of his age.

Mr Re­ich­man’s bar­ris­ter, Gary Grant, per­suaded Judge David Rad­ford to change his bail con­di­tions which pro­hib­ited him from en­ter­ing any syn­a­gogue. Judge Rad­ford agreed that he can now at­tend the Biala Syn­a­gogue in Clap­ton as long as he is with one of eight chap­er­ones, all rab­bis and mem­bers of the Charedi com­mu­nity.

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