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Child sexual abuse
November 24, 2021, 10:30 am
Sexual harassment revelations rock US Reform rabbinical school
October 28, 2021, 7:00 am
Leifer’s defence may pursue her fitness to stand trial
Malka Leifer, extradited from Israel to Australia earlier this year, has pleaded not guilty to at least 70 charges relating to child sexual abuse allegedly occurring between 2004 and 2008.
October 21, 2021, 9:55 am
Leifer’s lawyers consider seeking report on fitness for trial
An online directions hearing in the County Court on Thursday morning has adjourned Leifer’s case until early next year.
September 30, 2021, 7:00 am
Malka Leifer ordered to stand trial
Leifer will appear before a directions hearing in the County Court of Victoria on October 21.
September 23, 2021, 3:50 pm
Leifer pleads not guilty, committed for trial
After a two-week committal hearing, Magistrate Johanna Metcalf ruled, "The evidence is of sufficient weight to commit Leifer for trial."
September 23, 2021, 12:00 am
Counsellor ‘feared legal action’
Extradited from Israel earlier this year, Leifer is facing 74 charges of child sexual abuse. She has claimed she is innocent of the charges.
September 15, 2021, 9:59 am
Leifer faces court, allowed to be absent on Yom Kippur
The committal hearing, expected to run until Monday, excused Leifer and Jewish witnesses from attending this Thursday (Yom Kippur).
September 13, 2021, 11:00 am
Malka Leifer committal hearing gets underway
Leifer, who was extradited from Israel to Australia earlier this year, faces 74 charges relating to child sexual abuse allegedly committed between 2004-08, but claims she is innocent.
August 12, 2021, 10:00 am
Media suppression order in Leifer case granted
A five-day committal hearing to weigh evidence for a trial has been set to begin on September 13.
August 5, 2021, 9:00 am
Leifer asks to be physically absent from court
Extradited from Israel earlier this year, Malka Leifer, 54, faces 74 charges relating to child sexual abuse at the Adass Israel school between 2004-08.
July 23, 2021, 8:00 am
New path for Dassi Erlich
April 15, 2021, 12:00 am
Malka Leifer back in court
At an April 9 committal mention, the Melbourne Magistrates' Court heard 10 witnesses would be called to test evidence against Leifer.
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April 11, 2021, 5:57 pm
Leifer to face pre-trial hearing in September
Alleged child sexual abuser Malka Leifer will remain in custody ahead of her pre-trial hearing in September after appearing in Melbourne Magistrates' Court via video link on Friday
December 24, 2020, 12:00 am
‘Now, it’s not about if – but when’
Leifer's lawyer Nick Kaufman said his client would not challenge the decision, but would seek to serve her sentence in Israel if she is convicted in Australia.
December 17, 2020, 12:09 pm
Minister signs off on Leifer extradition
Alleged child sexual abuser Malka Leifer on Tuesday lost her Supreme Court appeal against a ruling that she should be extradited to Australia to face 74 charges of child sex abuse.