Melbourne principal accused of horrific child sex crimes in Victoria extradited from Israel to Australia, this has been confirmed

Former teacher at Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne wanted on 74 counts of child sex abuse Victims of Malka Leifer have been fighting for more than 10 years to bring her to justice

Fugitive Australian teacher Malka Leifer returns to Melbourne handcuffed to face child sexual abuse charges Leifer boards a plane back to Melbourne from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport in Melbourne , via Frankfurt Image: Ynet NewsSource: provided

Former Melbourne principal accused of child sex abuse boarded flight to be extradited from Israel to Australia

“Victorian authorities are responsible for Ms. Leifer’s physical return to Australia now that the legal extradition process to Israel has been completed and she has been deemed fit to turn over to Australian authorities to face the charges against she ”, a spokesperson for M Porter said in a statement

Victoria Police declined to comment, saying it would be inappropriate while the extradition process is ongoing

Ms Leifer is accused of abusing three sisters while she was principal of the Adass Israel School in Melbourne’s Elsternwick district for several years in the early 2000s

A former Melbourne principal accused of child sex abuse has been extradited from Israel to Australia Image: Ynet NewsSource: Supplied

Ms Leifer is accused of abusing three sisters while she was principal of Adass Israel School in Melbourne’s Elsternwick neighborhood in the early 2000s Image: Ynet NewsSource: Supplied

She left Australia after allegations against her surfaced Since then she has been leading a legal fight to avoid extradition

But on Monday night, Australian time, Israeli media published photos of Ms Leifer boarding a flight, holding the rail of a metal staircase and accompanied by three masked and masked female officials

His lawyer in Israel, Nick Kaufman, told the local Times of Israel newspaper that he was unhappy that “photographs of (Leifer) handcuffed and handcuffed were leaked to the press”

He added that the Israeli authorities were “supposed to keep the transfer date confidential and ensure maximum respect for Ms. Leifer’s dignity until she leaves Israeli jurisdiction “

M’s spokesperson Porter said the Australian government was aware of the Israeli reports

“The Australian government does not comment on the logistics involving extradition arrangements against individuals until the extradition process is complete,” the person said

“The Attorney General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs have both expressed their thanks to the Government of Israel for its assistance and cooperation in bringing this long-standing process to a successful conclusion to enable Ms. Leifer to be extradited to Israel. Australia, where she faces serious allegations of sexual assault

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