Menahem ‘Manny’ Waks sues brother over claims family harboured paedophile

THE man who blew the whistle on sexual abuse at the Yeshiva Centre is suing his brother over claims that he and his parents “harboured” a well-known paedophile.

Menahem “Manny” Waks says his brother Avraham “Avi” Yemini has refused to remove a Facebook post that claims: “Moshe Keller a notorious, convicted child sex offender is currently staying at the Waks’ family home which is located literally metres from a school frequented by hundreds of children”.

In a statement of claim lodged with the Supreme Court, Mr Waks claims the post published a year ago by his brother, who runs a Krav Maga, boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts training centre, suggests he and his parents were knowingly harbouring a paedophile for financial gain.

Avraham Yemini at his mixed martial arts training centre. Picture: Josie Hayden

Mr Waks has acknowledged New York Rabbi Moshe Keller stayed with them for a number of days last year after unknowingly selling their home to his married daughter.

Keller was convicted of endangering the welfare of a child after a court heard he had inappropriately touched a 15-year-old boy, according to a report in the New York Times.

Read the story by Peter Mickelborough in the Herald-Sun.