Israeli officials extradited Malka Leifer to Australia on Monday morning.
Leifer is suspected of sexually abusing girls at a Jewish school in Melbourne, where he was principal. In total, there are 74 charges against Leifer.
The woman left Israel in 2000 to work at a Jewish girls’ school. Eight years later, he hastily returned to Israel after being accused of sexual abuse by several children and parents. Leifer was able to leave Australia before being charged, and was arrested.
In 2012, Australia filed a petition for extradition, but it took two more years for Leifer to actually be detained in Israel. The inquest was adjourned as the woman was said to be suffering from a severe and very severe mental illness. The court agreed to that request of Life and his lawyers and in 2016 the legal proceedings against him were dropped.
However, two years later, in 2018, the woman was arrested again. Private investigators captured pictures of Layer while shopping and visiting a bank in his hometown. The mental illness she mentioned earlier did not seem to bother her. Leafer’s mental health was reviewed by experts, and in February 2020, they concluded that the woman had perceived the condition in order to avoid being prosecuted. The handover process was then resumed.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
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