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        12/4/2012, Kislev 20, 5773

      Exposé Casts Doubt of Existence of Nachlaot Pedophiles


      An exposé published in Tablet Magazine casts serious doubts on the Nachlaot pedophile case in which numerous people have been arrested and numerous children questioned over child abuse allegations in the Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem.

      The article, written by Menachem Kaiser, claims that the sole suspect who confessed to the crimes is mentally retarded and does not understand the charges. Kaiser also claims that one man accused of being the ringleader of an elaborate pedophile ring has been released without any charges being filed against him.

      "Many of the apartments where the acts allegedly took place are immediately adjacent to other homes, but no neighbors ever noticed that anything was amiss. No forensic evidence has been found. No incriminating videos or any sort of media have been discovered," Kaiser wrote.

      He compares the situation the McMartin preschool trial in California in which abuse allegations were eventually rejected. Also interviewed are several local parents who insist that abuse did indeed take place.