In the video: Moti Ginny is the child psychologist from Haifa suspected of attacking his patients (Photo: Yoav Etiel)
The State Prosecutor's Office filed an indictment Monday morning in the Haifa District Court against the psychologist, known as Dr. Moti Gini, 60, from Haifa, for indecent acts against the children he treated.
This comes two years after the affair was first exposed in Walla and his identity was later allowed to be published at the request of Walla and other media sources. He is suspected of sexually abusing his patients, including children with special needs on the autistic spectrum, for three decades.
He will be charged with sexual offenses. Moti Gini (Photo: Walla! system, official website)
Ginny, a well-known psychologist in the city, introduced himself as a Ph.D., a senior developmental psychologist and expert in the treatment of children suffering from autism, a member of the Israel Psychological Association.
Ginny maintained a private practice in the Carmel Center and presented himself as chief psychologist of the Milman Center, a recognized treatment center in the north funded by, among other things, public funds from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Social Affairs and local authorities. After the affair was published, he no longer appeared on the Center's website as an official.
The suspicions against the psychologist span three decades. Among other things, Gini was investigated on suspicion of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy with autism and a 20-year-old man with special needs, for assault that occurred when he was 14. In 2018, the Haifa psychologist was investigated on suspicion of indecent assault and sodomy on a 14-year-old boy with special needs. The case was then closed by the State Prosecutor's Office for lack of evidence. Among the complainants against the psychologist is a 38-year-old man who claims that when he was 12, the psychologist committed indecent acts and sodomy on him over a period of about a year, when he was treated by him after he was orphaned by his mother. Lavala! It became known that similar suspicions against Ginny arose while he was in the United States for his studies.
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