Rabbi Ephraim Padwa, who is leader of the UK’s Strictly Orthodox Jewish community, told the alleged victim that it was “mesira”, or forbidden, to report a suspected Jewish sex offender to a non-Jewish authority.
These strict Orthodox Jews, like other groups, do not like outsiders going into their community. What it means is that they have their own police force, own court to deal with these issues, and if found guilty, they are banned or released to non-Jewish police custody. They keep to themselves.
But how about the entire conversation, where the rabbi tells him that this person will be judged in their system? Why was that left out?