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HOUSTON, TEXAS: The oldest son of Hayim Nissim Cohen, 38, who was arrested last month in February on 12 abuse charges against six of his nine adopted sons, has defended him. Hayim’s eldest son, Avshalom Cohen, 22, said: “My father never abused me. He is a wonderful father who would never hurt any of us.
Avshalom detailed, “If I had seen anything improper by anyone, I would have done everything in my power to protect my brothers,” reports DailyMail. Avshalom said he went to Houston Family Court last week to win custody of his six brothers, ages 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 and 17, and added: “In At this time they are living in a CPS (Child Protective Service) facility. I have not spoken with them since they were removed from our home. Hopefully in the near future I will bring them home. “
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What did Hayim Nissim Cohen do?
Hayim, who rose to prominence on TikTok with posts about his nine adopted sons, was arrested after his 17-year-old son, whose identity has not been revealed, phoned a podcast to reveal that he and his brothers had been sexually abused. The 17-year-old said, according to KHOU via court documents, that Hayim’s abuse began three weeks after he was adopted in 2016 and added that Hayim gave them foot massages before assaulting them and forcing them into him perform a sexual act. . According to court documents, when the 17-year-old son was 14, Hayim began raping him and forced him and his younger brothers, now 16 and 14, to perform oral sex and each other as he watched. The boy further recounted that his 16-year-old brother ran away but the deputy constables brought him home. He said his two 10-year-old brothers also claimed they were abused, but he did not witness it himself. According to the boy, Hayim also verbally abused them calling them “white trash” and “racist”.
Hayim Nissim Cohen with his nine adopted sons (Our Unique Family/Twitter)
This is not the first case of sexual abuse…
This is not the first time sexual abuse allegations have been made against Hayim. According to KHOU, in 2019 he was charged with indecency with a child after a foreign student, who was staying with the family, informed his school principal that Hayim was abusing him. The Spanish student, who was 16 at the time, said Hayim started petting him in his bedroom after the other boys had fallen asleep. Sherry Scott, the victim’s attorney, said at the time: “The driving is heartbreaking. It’s worse than we imagined, there are so many feelings and emotions it’s difficult. The student said he did it because he felt like if he didn’t he wouldn’t finish the year and he would lose a year of school if he was expelled.” However, Hayim was released on $75,000 bail and the case is still ongoing.
Speaking about the current case, Harris County District Attorney Janna Oswald said the boys were locked in a room for most of the day. He let them out around 4:00 p.m. and forced them to perform sexual acts. If they refused, Hayim sprayed them with pepper spray.
“He loves his children”
Speaking of the adopted sons, Hayim’s mother, Corina Lujan, 71, said: “I asked him why he wanted to adopt so many children, and he said to me, mum, I want to help children that nobody wanted to.” She said she spoke to him several times in prison. She said, “I’m hard of hearing and he can’t speak too loudly due to his medical issues.” “He’s not in very good health. Hayim said to me, ‘Don’t worry. Everything will be fine. I haven’t done anything.’ She added: “My son is innocent of the charges against him. He loves his children. He would never hurt them. They were mostly one big happy family who got along well. It’s all just a big bad dream, I’m still in shock from it all.”