The Haifa District Attorney filed an indictment in the Haifa District Court on Monday, charging a 38-year-old Haifa man with raping a 17-year-old girl last month.

According to the indictment, Maher Hajj Mohammed grabbed the girl as she waited for a taxi, and dragged her to the bottom of the stairway leading to the city's Halisa neighborhood, where he threatened and then raped her.

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Mohammed is also charged with aggravated robbery and grievous bodily harm in connection with a separate incident in the city.