An indictment has been filed in Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office against Rabbi Yosef Mordechai Pariser, who is accused of tricking some 30 women into sex and relationships by using a fake identity on dating apps.
Paryzer, who is married and has two kids, pretended to be “Jake Segal”, an immigrant who worked with guide dogs for a living.
Israel police now claims to have at least 30 testimonies from women who had affairs with Segal through dating apps.
According to the witnesses, 34-year-old Paryzer had several relationships at the same time, promising the women long-term relationships and marriage.
Paryzer, an American citizen who teaches at a yeshiva for foreign students in Jerusalem, is accused of rape by some of the women.
“Consensual sex performed under false pretences, ie. false identity of the perpetrator, is a criminal offence that is legally defined as rape,” a group of the alleged victims wrote on social media.
One of the women who reported Paryzer told Channel 12 that they were together for five months, “during which he got to know my family and joined me at a family event. When I became a little more interested in his personal life, I got a bad feeling in my gut.”
“I never saw his home but I didn’t push for it at first because I didn’t want to be that pushy girl. When I offered to talk to his mom, it never worked out. We never shopped together on Fridays. I told him, ‘I feel you are hiding something from me’,” she said.
“In one of our conversations, I even laughed and asked: ‘When I’m not here on Shabbat, do your wife and children take care of you?’ And he answered me: ‘I can barely manage with one. Do you think I can with two?’”
“Why make false promises that you know for sure that you will not be able to keep? These manipulations have hurt many women,” the woman added.
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