"Child Protection Officials to Push for Custody of Lev Tahor Children"

by Sarah B. on April 24, 2014 - 3:46pm

In his article " Child Protection Officials to Push for Custody of Lev Tahor Children" in The Gazette, Jason Magder explained the problem of child abuse and neglect in the Lev Tahor community. This Jewish and ultra-orthodox sect is composed of 250 members including 127 children. The "Quebec and Ontario's child protection services" are working to remove all of them in the next few months. However, the authorities think that the community will shortly move. Already, nine of them including six children were arrested while they were trying to buy ticket in direction of Guatemala. It was found that six other children are already in that country. However, Guatemala's authorities are ready to do what they can to return the children in Canada. Moreover, the child protection services then discovered that a 17 years-old girl has leaved for New York with her baby aged of only six months. They are worried for both health and security. We will have more information in the next few weeks.

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