Eritrean migrant accused of raping 83-yr-old indicted

January 3, 2013 13:21

The Tel Aviv State Attorney's Office on Thursday issued an indictment against an Eritrean migrant accused of raping an 83-year-old woman in south Tel Aviv some two weeks ago.

Police announced the incident on Monday, after a media blackout of the case was lifted. Police said they were able to find the assailant a few days after the rape, and on Monday morning he was brought to the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court, where his remand was extended by four days.

The man was charged with rape, abuse and indecent acts. According to the indictment, the suspect arrived at the victim's home in the early morning hours approximately two weeks ago, jumped over a fence into her courtyard and raped her repeatedly.

The indictment charges that the incident continued for hours and that the suspect also struck the victim a number of times. The suspect allegedly stopped his attack and fled when a relative of the woman arrived at the scene.

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