SEX ABUSE SCHOOL: BOARD IN SPOTLIGHT
MELBOURNE POLICE are considering carrying out a criminal investigation into allegations that a Jewish school helped a headmistress accused of child sexual abuse evade justice.
Malka Leifer, the former principal of Melbourne’s Adass Israel School, fled Australia in 2008 before being charged with sexual assault against eight girls at the school.
Leifer is currently under house arrest in Israel as extradition proceedings get under way.
In Melbourne’s Supreme Court earlier this month, one of the students was awarded more than £460,000 in damages against the school on the grounds that its board had helped Leifer leave after she had been sacked and had failed to report the incidents to the police.