Police arrest man who sexually assaulted women in elevators

April 11, 2015 21:10

A serial sexual predator attacked over a dozen teenage girls and young women who he ambushed at the entrances to their apartment buildings in the Tel Aviv area in recent months, police said Saturday.

According to the Tel Aviv police, their officers arrested the man, aged 31, on Thursday, weeks after they launched a special task force to investigate the attacks.

Altogether police suspect the man is responsible for 15 sexual assaults in Holon, Bat Yam, and Tel Aviv. Police said that most of the attacks took place after the man ambushed the victims as they were entering their buildings. In a few of the cases the man allegedly followed the victims into the buildings elevator, where the assaults began.

The suspect has admitted to some of the allegations against him, police said, and walked investigators through how some of the attacks happened.

On Saturday night he was taken for his first remand extension.

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