Since the recent publication* of information regarding a convicted child sex offender, (Gad) Yosef Ederi, there has been considerable concern in the Beit Shemesh community about the safety of our children.
Magen confirms that Ederi was indeed convicted and served prison time, both in Israel and lately in the USA, for crimes against children. He was assessed by the US authorities as Sex Offender Risk Level 2 (of three levels) - ie moderate risk of repeat offense.
Ederi was deported from the USA by the immigration authorities on 7th July 2014, into the hands of the Israeli authorities.
When he lived in Israel, Ederi was a resident of Beit Shemesh.
In the event that Ederi returns to Beit Shemesh, the Beit Shemesh police would be informed by the prison services, and appropriate measures taken to protect the public.
There is therefore currently no cause for public concern in Beit Shemesh
Magen will update the community further as appropriate.
As always, Magen urges all adults to remain vigilant over our children, particularly during these summer months, and with the added concerns of recent kidnappings, rockets, etc...while avoiding undue stress or panic.