Man arrested for fondling pre-teens on Bat Yam street

June 11, 2014 19:18

Have police caught a serial pedophile targeting pre-teens in Bat Yam? That's the question facing Tel Aviv police this week after they arrested a 32-year-old suspected of fondling a group of ten year olds on a city street Tuesday night. 

Police said Wednesday they received a complaint from a bystander who said he witnessed a man approach a group of pre-teens and grab a couple of them "in a sexual way" and then walked off. 

Officers called to the scene arrested the man and under questioning they said that he "linked himself to the assault". 

In recent weeks there have been five other cases in the area that were almost identical - pre-teens walking in the street were approached by a grown man who fondled them and then fled. Tel Aviv police said they are now trying to see if the man is linked to those cases. 

In the meantime, they have sent him a psychiatric exam to see if he's fit to stand trial and received a remand extension that will keep him in jail until June 15th.

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