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Australia Melbourne principal gets bail in Israel over child sex abuse charges

13:10  02 october  2019
13:10  02 october  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

Malka Leifer extradition delayed as Israeli court seeks psychiatric report on alleged paedophile

  Malka Leifer extradition delayed as Israeli court seeks psychiatric report on alleged paedophile The Jerusalem District Court orders an expert panel of psychiatrists to assess Malka Leifer — a former Melbourne school principal accused of sexually assaulting her pupils — to see if she is mentally fit to be extradited to Australia. © Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation This was the 57th time Malka Leifer's case came before an Israeli court since her 2014 arrest. (Supplied: Dassi Erlich) Victoria Police has charged the former principal of the Adass Israel School with 74 counts of child sexual assault.Malka Leifer left Melbourne in the middle of the night when the allegations against her surfaced in 2008.

Former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer has been re-arrested in Israel after allegedly faking mental illness to avoid extradition to Australia. The Israeli citizen is wanted in Victoria on 74 rape and child sexual abuse charges .

Melbourne Jewish school principal wanted on 74 charges of child sex abuse arrested in Israel after 'faking mental illness' to avoid extradition. Malka Leifer, who served as principal of the Adass Israel School, has been accused of faking mental illness in order to get out of appearing at extradition

Former principal of a Melbourne school Malka Leifer has been granted bail in Israel, where she's been fighting extradition to Australia.

The 54-year-old is accused of sexually abusing female students in Melbourne and faces 74 charges laid by Victoria Police.

She appeared before the Jerusalem District Court today and was granted bail, Melbourne-based alleged victim Dassi Erlich said.

a man and a woman standing in front of a building: Former principal of a Melbourne school Malka Leifer has been granted bail in Israel, where she's been fighting extradition to Australia over 74 charges of historical child sexual abuse. © AP/AAP Former principal of a Melbourne school Malka Leifer has been granted bail in Israel, where she's been fighting extradition to Australia over 74 charges of historical child sexual abuse. "Given that we are all aware that Leifer is a flight risk as well as the potential of her reoffending, this blatant disregard for the wellbeing of the Israeli community is outstanding," she said in a statement to AAP, confirming the bail decision.

Leifer will be released from custody in Israel on Friday this week if an appeal against the decision by a prosecutor fails.

The former principal's lawyers have been fighting for months to repeatedly delay an extradition hearing in the country.

Israel's Supreme Court overturns decision to release alleged paedophile Malka Leifer on bail .
Israel's Supreme Court reverses a decision to release alleged paedophile Malka Leifer on bail, rejecting an order by the Jerusalem District Court last week.Israel's Supreme Court has overturned a decision to release alleged paedophile Malka Leifer on bail.

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