The Be'er Sheva District Court today (Thursday) sentenced a 50-year-old man, a resident of the south, to 16 years in prison for committing serious sexual offenses with his partner's three daughters, when he raised the three of them from a young age and served as their "father figure."
The sentence was handed down as part of a plea deal.
The sentence was imposed on the defendant following a mediation procedure that took place before the president of the Revital Yaffe-Katz District Court.
The court defined his sentence as a "ceiling sentence" - the maximum punishment under the settlement after the defendant gave compensation by "saving" the complainants' testimony.
The defendant was convicted according to his confession.
According to the amended indictment, the "father" committed serious sexual offenses while exerting psychological pressure and created an emotional dependence on the victims and not with their free consent.
In one case, she revealed to him one of the complainants, then 15 years old, who was having sex with her partner.
The "father" then led her to his room, undressed her and implored her to have sex with him and said, "Everything I do for you and help you," and possessed her of her own free will.
After this incident, he did so several more times in his vehicle near their home, and also at home while her mother was there and resting after medical treatment.
Defendant admitted that he used to put pressure on the girl by saying, "What will happen when your mother knows" and mentioning the names of the boys with whom the girl had sex and that he would go to jail for his actions, her mother would die and she would be left alone.
He did similar and even serious things to her sister when she was 14. The defendant further admitted that he took the complainant to the room, lay on the bed, asked her to take off her panties and perform oral sex on him and told her that he would "teach her".
Despite her request that he not do so, he carried out his plot.
To the third complainant, for whom he also served as a father figure, the defendant admitted that at the end of 2014, the complainant was about 16 years old and had contact with the defendant's son.
The father suggested to the complainant that they travel together to buy pizza, and she got in his car.
At one point, the defendant drove to an empty parking lot, stopped the vehicle and placed his hand on the complainant's chest.
Defendant told her he could not resist the temptation, and removed his penis from his pants, and began forcing her to perform oral sex on him.
The complainant tried to oppose his actions, but the defendant continued to assure her that no one would know anything about her against her will.
The complainant, who acted out of a sense of fear, complied with his request.