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August 31, 2023, 8:54 am
'They were completely innocent victims of the predatory behaviour of Mrs Leifer, and it is she and she alone who should feel guilty.'
August 31, 2023, 5:00 am
‘Good – but not good enough’
'Her eyes still had that same captivating, evil power that she had when she was abusing me ... There's no part of her that looks like she understands the impact of what she did, or feels bad about it'
August 24, 2023, 1:15 pm
Malka Leifer sentenced to 15 years in prison
Malka Leifer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, with a non-parole period of eleven-and-a-half years. With time already served being taken into account, she could be released in 2029.
June 28, 2023, 7:06 pm
‘I would have these vivid nightmares, flashbacks’
These are excerpts from Elisheva (Elly) Sapper’s victim impact statement, read by her in the County Court of Victoria on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
June 28, 2023, 7:00 pm
Malka Leifer ‘stole my body’
'Today I stand as a survivor. Your darkness does not define me. Instead, I choose to focus on the light within myself, the love that surrounds me and the power of my own voice.'
April 13, 2023, 7:10 pm
Long road to justice
With sentencing of Malka Leifer imminent, Peter Kohn retraces an epic struggle that tested not only the resolve of three courageous Melbourne women, but relations between Australia and Israel.
April 5, 2023, 7:30 am
Solace in ‘collective win’
Nicole Meyer says the inability to secure personal justice alongside her two sisters is something she’ll have to grapple with, but she plans to move forward and be a voice for victims.
April 5, 2023, 6:45 am
Malka Leifer verdict: the reactions
'This is a mighty vindication for Dassi Erlich, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper in their long, courageous struggle for justice'
April 5, 2023, 6:30 am
‘Bittersweet’ Leifer verdict
'We hope this trial sheds light on how important it is to believe survivors, no matter the outcome'
April 3, 2023, 4:27 pm
Leifer guilty on 18 charges including rape
The former Adass Israel School principal was on trial for alleged sexual assaults on students Elly Sapper, Dassi Erlich and Nicole Meyer