'I was completely infatuated with you': The moment a man admits to 'being in love with an 11-year-old' when he is confronted by his accuser 30 years after he 'abused him as a child'
16 June 2017
- Manny Waks, 41, alleges Velvel (Zev) Serebryanski abused him as a child in 1980s
- Mr Serebryanski was former member of Melbourne's ultra-Orthodox community
- In a chilling video Mr Waks confronts his alleged attacker in New York
A former member of Melbourne's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has admitted he was 'in love' with an 11-year-old boy, who has accused him of sexual assault.
Manny Waks, 41, alleges Velvel (Zev) Serebryanski abused him as a child in the late 1980s.
In a chilling video Mr Waks confronts his alleged attacker on the streets of New York.
In the video Mr Serebryanski said that he 'loved' Mr Waks and was 'completely infatuated' with him.
Mr Serebryanski apologised to Mr Waks and said: 'It seems to me that I was seeing what you wanted, and trying to follow along,'
'I wanted to do what I thought you wanted.'
When asked if he could control being 'turned on by little kids', Mr Serebryanski said: 'It takes two to do anything.'
Mr Serebryanski's attorney told Fairfax his client's move to New York had nothing to do with the allegations.
'Indeed, there were no allegations of abuse at the time,' the attorney said.
The video is understood to have been given to Victoria Police.
In a 2014 letter to Mr Waks, police confirmed they were investigating Mr Serebryanski , but the case had been put on hold.
Mr Waks said he had been told by police the footage has helped their brief of evidence and further enquiries would be made to see if there was enough evidence to support Mr Serebryanski's extradition.
Victoria police told Daily Mail Australia they could not comment on the matter at this time.
Mr Waks first alerted police in 1996. He claimed during a Jewish festival called Shavuot, Mr Serebryanski followed Mr Waks to the women's section at Yeshivah's synagogue.
According to Mr Wak's police statement, Mr Serebryanski allegedly started 'caressing and rubbing his thighs' and touched his genitals over his underpants. The abuse then allegedly continued in another room.
The 'same things' allegedly occurred on another occasion, Mr Waks said.
The Yeshivah Centre told Fairfax it condemns all forms of abuse.
Originally published at Daily Mail.