Israel police officers.
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An illegal migrant from Guinea was arrested by Israeli police on Monday on suspicion of sexually assaulting his Israeli girlfriend and infecting her with HIV.
The 24 year old, living in the central Israel town of Rishon Lezion, was also held on suspicion to be residing in Israel illegally.
The man, whose name has not been released, was also suspected to be involved in forging Israeli work permits for other migrants in exchange for money.
On Tuesday, the Guinean migrant appeared in the Rishon Lezion magistrate's court on suspicion of impersonation, forgery, acts likely to spread illness and illegal residence. The court extended the suspect's time in custody by six days.
Earlier on Tuesday, a 17-year-old woman was found dead
with signs of violence on her body in a Ramle apartment. Police are investigating the incident.