Friday, September 05, 2008
Major arrested after daughter files complaint. Man denies claims, police suspect he also assaulted one of his sons
by Eli Senyor
A military rabbi, holding the rank of major, has been arrested under suspicion of raping and molesting his daughter for the last eight years, since she was 15. In addition, police suspect that the man may have assaulted another one of his children and plan to ask the court to extend his remand on Friday.
From the few released details, the man's daughter arrived at the Shfela Sub District Police station and asked to file a complaint against her father. It appears that the daughter had gained the courage to complain to the police after going through therapy.
In her statement, the daughter said that her father began raping her when she was 15, and molested her on several occasions when the two of them where at home together.
Following the complaint, police arrested the father. He denied the charges against him and called them false.
Police accepted the daughter's version of events, as it was consistent, and decided to hold the father for the night. In her statement, the daughter claimed that one of her brothers had also been victimized by their father.