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    • Someone who knows
    • 26.05.13 | 22:45 (IDT)

    The incidence of child abuse in the charedi communities is no higher than in non-charedi communities, but appears more prevalent because other types of crime are much lower, and also because there is widespread "fear of the other" making it easy to demonize and vilify them. While the picture you paint about protecting the abuser was probably correct even 5 or 10 years ago, it is completely different today, there is much higher awareness and almost complete cooperation with law authorities and treatment providers, probably with some of the most extreme sects (numbering no more than a few hundred members) still living in denial. Incidentally, I know because I work with a lot of charedim, and while their lifestyle doesn't really appeal to me, there is so much misunderstanding about them and you really have to know them to understand them, and also to understand the social revolution that is taking place amongst them.

    from the article: A nation of pedophiles
    First published 04:34 26.05.13 | Last updated 04:34 26.05.13
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