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Nine-month sexual assault investigation into Rabbi Chaim Halpern dropped

PUBLISHED: 15:10 15 November 2013

Rabbi Chaim Halpern. Picture: The Jewish Chronicle.

Rabbi Chaim Halpern. Picture: The Jewish Chronicle.

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A nine-month police investigation into a Temple Fortune rabbi accused of sexual assault has been dropped.

Rabbi Chaim Halpern, 54, leader of Divrei Chaim Synagogue in Bridge Lane, will face no charges in relation to sexual assault allegations made against him in February.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said a “file passed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) regarding allegations of sexual assault has resulted in no charges being brought”.

The orthodox rabbi was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and perverting the course of justice in February.

Three men, aged 62, 26, and 64, arrested alongside Rabbi Halpern on suspicion of perverting the course of justice had the cases against them dropped in August.

In July, harassment charges against two men, Shlomo Feldman, 28, and Samuel Erlanger, 37, linked to investigations into Rabbi Halpern were also dropped after complainants in both cases withdrew support for the prosecutions.


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