Eliezer Berland (left) (Photo: CerezaAnon/Twitter) - Credit: Eliezer Berland (left) (Photo: CerezaAnon/Twitter)
"Sex Pest" rabbi at large in Netherlands
The controversial Israeli Rabbi Eliezer Berland, who is suspected of sexual abuse in his own country, remains at large. This was determined by the court in Haarlem on Monday. There is an extradition request for the man from Israel. There he has been sought for two years on suspicion of sexual abuse within his sect. The 77 year old Berland was arrested at Schiphol in September. He was released under conditions by the court a day later. The Public Prosecutor appealed against this decision. Justice would have liked Berland to remain in custody pending the processing of the extradition request. The court has tightened the conditions under which the rabbi remains free. He must now report daily to a police station in his neighborhood. The past few days the rabbi has been on Texel with hundreds of followers. He left the island on Saturday. He will now be staying with friends in Buitenveldertbaan.