Northern District police arrested suspect who stalked and sexually harassed a young woman, indictment filed against him (Israel Police Spokesperson's Office)
Two 17-year-old boys were arrested this week on suspicion of raping a toddler when she was about two years old. It is suspected that the acts were carried out at a construction site in Beit Shemesh over an extended period of time and on a number of different occasions. The police investigation has been completed and an indictment is expected to be filed against them in the coming days.
One of the suspects recounted the incident at the police station earlier this week, and he claims that the other suspect asked him to bring his relative to a secluded place, where she was sexually assaulted. Only after she began to cry did the complainant return her to the educational framework where she had been staying during the day.
Construction site. Archive (Photo: MDA, MDA operational documentation)
Following the conclusion of the investigative activities of the Beit Shemesh station investigators, a prosecutor's statement was submitted yesterday (Thursday) on behalf of the State Prosecutor's Office regarding the intention to file the indictment against the main suspect in the coming days. An indictment is expected to be filed against the second suspect, who is under house arrest.
"This is a serious and shocking affair with all that it entails. In all my years as an investigator and investigative officer in the police, I have not been exposed to a case that lacks humanity and mercy as it became clear to us during the investigation," said Superintendent Aviad Balmas, VIP officer at the Beit Shemesh station. "During the investigation, we understood that these were acts that were committed several times over a long period of time, and a variety of investigative actions were carried out that established the evidentiary basis against them, into an indictment expected in the coming days by the State Prosecutor's Office."
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