The rabbi, in one case, is accused of sodomizing a fourteen-year-old girl three years ago. He is also charged with molesting other minors, both male and female, over the course of this past year.
The case came to light on Friday after a gag order was lifted. Police have been investigating the case for months.
The rabbi, 60, was arrested on Thursday after he requested to leave the country for a celebration of a famous rabbi. However, his name and other details remain secret, Ha’aretz reported.
Police superintendent Ariyeh Alkobi, who is heading the investigation, said that there have been three charges of molestation uncovered so far.
There are other minors who were also molested, but they have not yet filed formal complaints with police, he further explained.
The rabbi’s remand was extended by a week on Friday morning