Dassi Erlich

‘Huge relief’: Abuse survivor rejoices over Melbourne teacher’s detention in Israel

Malka Leifer, the former Melbourne school principal wanted in Victoria on 74 rape and child sexual abuse charges, has been re-arrested in Israel, after allegedly faking mental illness to avoid extradition to Australia.

Ms Leifer is accused of sexually abusing several pupils while she was a teacher and principal at the Adass Israel girls school in Melbourne.

Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told reporters that Ms Leifer was arrested on Tuesday morning.

“This time we have definitely got our hands on her … The new procedure of having her extradited has just begun again.”

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Abuse survivor Dassi Elrich told SBS News that Ms Leifer’s extradition proceedings can’t come sooner.