The Tel Aviv District Court convicted Peleg Rosani, 43, of Petah Tikva, of committing a series of assaults on underage girls in recent years. The police were only able to identify the assailant recently thanks to video footage that came to light.
In Tishrei of 5778, the police received a report of a girl assaulted in Bnei Brak by Peleg Rosani, 43, who was identified and arrested through efforts of the Behadrei Haredim website. Rosani denied the accusations, however, following his arrest an indictment of four cases of serious assault on young girls aged 6-9, all from Bnei Brak and near his workplace, was revealed.
In all four attacks, Rosani followed the young girl into the stairwells of her apartment building where he committed his assault, leaving traces of his DNA on the victims. Each time he fled the scene immediately after committing the crime.
In the legal proceedings, Rosani’s wife testified that her husband deeply regretted his actions, and expressed hope that he would receive treatment. Peleg Rosani plead guilty to committing the offenses, recognizing his responsibility for his actions and expressing remorse and shame.
According to their families, the girls experienced permanent damage as a result of Rozani’s attacks. They cite that the harm done to their children’s sense of security and childhood development has led to deep anxiety felt by the whole family.
The State Attorney’s Office recognized the severe damage done to the mental and physical well-being of the minors and their autonomy. The assailant was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 30 months of probation. In addition, Rosani will compensate the victims and their families with a total sum of 80,000 NIS.
This is a summary of a report originally published on the ‘Bchedrei Haredim’ website. You can read the full report here.