Some of the controversy surrounding Takana’s warning against Rabbi Moti Elon revolved around whether he broke the law or not, since the students were said to be over eighteen. Now the Jerusalem Post reports that the police have found evidence to support prosecuting Rabbi Mordechai (Moti) Elon and have passed it to the Jerusalem District Prosecutor.
Evidence was found alleging Elon committed indecent acts with two minors, one of them by force.
Police had recently reopened the investigations after a former student of the charismatic rabbi accused him of sexual abuse.
An investigation had been opened against Elon about six months ago, but officers could not determine whether he had consensual relations with adult students or had committed a criminal act, Channel 10 reported.
The allegations first came to light in February after Takana, a rabbinical forum that investigates sexual abuse in the religious community, posted a message on its Web site demanding that Elon step down from all rabbinical, teaching and community responsibilities, and warned that he was a threat to the public.