Beitar Ilit Resident Charged with Assaulting Children

By: Zvika Gronich

Translated from Kikar Shabbat

 

An Ultra-Orthodox resident of the city of Beitar Illit is accused of molesting a number of children from his hometown after he distributed them toffees and took them into a hiding place.

Prosecution approached the court on Thursday with the indictment by attorney Aviad Dweck in Tel Aviv. The suspect, AN, aged 18, was charged with a number of serious crimes against minors.

According to the indictment, the suspect used to distribute candies to the children near the synagogue where he used to pray in the settlement of Beitar Illit, making contact with the children and gaining their trust.

The suspect, according to the indictment, would turn to the children and ask them to accompany him to receive candy in isolated places, where he would then carry out his scheme.

Because of the evidence that the prosecutors brought have such serious charges, they have filed a request for detention against the defendant until the end of legal proceedings against him.

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