Alleged child sexual abuser Malka Leifer will face an Israeli court next Tuesday night (Australian time) to determine if she is fit and proper to face extradition proceedings to Australia.
Leifer, who has been charged with 74 counts in relation to child sexual abuse during her time as principal of the Adass Israel School in Melbourne, was arrested in Israel earlier this month for allegedly faking a mental illness to avoid court hearings.
She is currently being held in a psychiatric facility while being assessed by a government psychiatrist.
She was due to face court again this week, but the psychiatrist asked for more time to assess her.
“We are really hoping that the request for an extended period of time to evaluate her is a positive step,” Dassi Erlich, an alleged victim of Leifer, told The AJN.
“Hopefully they come back with an evaluation that supports the evidence gathered against her that shows she is fit and proper to face extradition proceedings.”
Erlich said that even if it does not go ahead, Leifer should not just be allowed to live freely in Israel…
Read the full story on the Australian Jewish News here.