Malka Leifer trial starts today in Melbourne

Former principal of Adass Israel school will face 29 charges of child sexual abuse. Look out for Plus61J Media’s special coverage.

The long-awaited trial of Malka Leifer begins in the Melbourne County Court today, with the former principal of Adass Israel school to face 70 charges of child sexual abuse. 

The first day will be given over to empanelling the jury. Opening addresses by the prosecution and defence are scheduled to begin on Wednesday. 

The trial, before judge Mark Gamble, is expected to run for six weeks. 

SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE TRIAL: Plus61J Media will provide same-day reports of selected hearing days during the trial.