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Three sisters want to testify against their alleged attacker Malka Leifer in person as she faces dozens of charges stemming from her time at Adass Israel School in Melbourne.

Ms Leifer, a 54-year-old former director of the ultra-Orthodox college, faces 74 charges, including rape and indecent assault between January 2004 and March 2008.

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Siblings Dassi Erlich, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper are among 10 witnesses set to testify against Ms Leifer in a five-day hearing in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court scheduled for September.

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It will determine if there is enough evidence to put Leifer on trial on 47 counts of indecent assault, 13 counts of indecent act with a child, 11 of rape and three of sexual penetration of a child. .

Prosecutor Holly Baxter told court on Friday the sisters wanted to testify against Ms Leifer in person and not via a remote facility. However, this option would remain available to them.

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Some other witnesses to the case were based in Israel and are expected to testify remotely, Ms Baxter said.

Ms Leifer is still in custody and appeared in court via video link. She only spoke to confirm that she could see and hear the court.

She was extradited from Israel in January following a years-long legal battle and after being found to be faking mental illness.

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The abuse allegedly took place in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick, Elwood, Emerald and Frankston, as well as in the West Gippsland and Blampied area in the central highlands.

His accusers received a court order last year allowing them to continue to speak publicly about their case and under their real names.

-AAP

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