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Malka Leifer faces first court hearing in Australia over child sex abuse charges after extradition from Israel – ABC News

Former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer has made her first appearance in court facing child sexual abuse charges after arriving back in Australia from Israel….

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Malka Leifer has made her first appearance in an Australian court, as child sexual abuse charges against the former school principal were formally presented.
Key points:

  • Ms Leifer’s lawyer says she has “significant mental health issues” and “strict religious beliefs” that require special arrangements
  • He did not apply for bail but asked for her to be transferred to prison as soon as possible
  • The case has been adjourned until a committal mention on April 9

The Bail and Remand Court in Melbourne heard…

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