July 02, 2005

Phoenix Rabbi Accused Of Sex Abuse

The Jewish Times

Deborah Sussman Susser
Special to the Jewish Times

JULY 03, 2005
Phoenix, Ariz.

Police have few leads in the search for an Arizona rabbi accused of sexually abusing two teenaged girls.

Temple B'rith Shalom in Prescott, Ariz., is quietly carrying on without Rabbi David Lipman, who was reported missing by his family May 24, shortly after the allegations surfaced.

Lt. Pete Hodap of the Prescott Police Department said police have contacted immigration authorities "to make sure that (Lipman) hasn't left the country."

"We're trying to put a flag on his passport," Hodap said, "to hopefully keep him from leaving the country, if that's what his thoughts are."

Detective Robert Peoples said June 14 that there were "no leads yet."

Posted by kshaw at July 2, 2005 04:41 PM