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Report: Police request to investigate Bayit Yehudi MK

April 19, 2017 21:54

Police on Wednesday sought approval from Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to question under caution Bayit Yehudi MK Nissan Slomiansky on suspicion of sexual assault, Channel 2 reported.

A police spokesman declined to comment on the report.

The allegations against Slomiansky from as many as eight women involve touching and kissing them against their will, including in the Knesset. The women have not filed formal complaints with the police, but have appeared before a panel of religious-Zionist rabbis and leaders. The panel subsequently asked for Slomiansky to step down. Slomiansky contends that his actions were interpreted incorrectly, Channel 2 reported.

Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett has previously said that Slomiansky would not have to resign unless the accusations turned out to be true, while other Bayit Yehudi MKs and opposition MKs are calling for his resignation.

Lahav Harkov contributed to this report

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