Teacher at orthodox Jewish school found guilty of sexually abusing boy

A former teacher at an orthodox Jewish school in Amsterdam has been jailed for two years, six months suspended, after being found guilty of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy.

Ephraim S, 30, had been charged with systematically abusing four boys but the court ruled that there was not enough evidence to convict him in three of the cases.

S is said to have carried out the assaults between 2011 and 2012 at the Cheider school in Buitenveldert on boys aged between 12 and 16.

The school authorities initially declined to press charges after holding an internal investigation and only reported the matter to police several months later after the education minister intervened.

S fled to Israel when the allegations first came to light, but was extradited to the Netherlands in 2016. He was released from jail in April after judges said he would not be jailed for longer than the 18 months he had spent in pre-trial custody.

S will be on probation for three years and has been banned from teaching for five.

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