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Second man set for harassment trial linked to rabbi Chaim Halpern investigation

PUBLISHED: 09:46 21 May 2013 | UPDATED: 09:46 21 May 2013

The harassment trial relates to a police investigation into orthodox rabbi Chaim Halpern. Picture: The Jewish Chronicle.

The harassment trial relates to a police investigation into orthodox rabbi Chaim Halpern. Picture: The Jewish Chronicle.

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A second man charged with harassment in relation to police investigations into a Temple Fortune rabbi will stand trial in July.

Shlomo Feldman, 28, will appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court for trial on July 26 as part of ongoing investigations into orthodox rabbi Chaim Halpern, 54, leader of Divrei Chaim Synagogue in Bridge Lane, Temple Fortune.

Mr Feldman, of Lynmouth Road, Stamford Hill, denied three charges of harassment without violence at Hendon Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

He was bailed on the condition he does not contact any witnesses in the case.

Another man, Samuel Erlanger, 37, of Powis Gardens, Golders Green, denied one charge of harassment without violence earlier this month in relation to the investigation into Rabbi Halpern and will appear for trial at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on July 11.

Rabbi Halpern was arrested and questioned in February on suspicion of sexual assault and perverting the course of justice. He is due to return to police in July.


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