Victims say child abuse as serious as murder
A child sex abuse victim says the perpetrator has never apologised, and the Jewish community continues to endorse the convicted man.
The victim – referred to only as AVB – has likened sex abuse of children within that community to murder.
AVB told a sex abuse inquiry that his convicted abuser – Daniel Hayman – has yet to offer an apology.
He says Hayman has also continued to have the support of senior rabbis, despite some co-operating with the inquiry.
Hayman was a camp chaperone at Yeshiva school, in Sydney, in the 1980s when he sexually abused AVB, who was then a teenager.
He was convicted in mid-2014, and given a suspended prison term.