The Tel Aviv District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday filed an indictment with
the Tel Aviv District Court against two men for raping an American flight
attendant in her hotel in Tel Aviv.
The two men, ages 24 and 26 from
Haifa, but known only as A.A. and B.B. under a gag order, met the woman, whose
identity is also under a gag order, at a dance club on August 13, said the
As part of an overnight stopover, the woman came to the club
with a friend and danced and drank alcohol with the men, the indictment alleged.
Around 2:00 a.m., the woman started to feel sick, was unsuccessful in trying to
find her friend and had no money to take a taxi back to her hotel, the
According to the indictment, the men offered her a ride
and brought her back to her hotel room. When she told the men she felt bad and
then asked them to leave, they entered the room with her anyway.
later asked them to leave again, noted the indictment, but they did not,
following which she went into the bathroom and changed from her club clothes to
But when she left the bathroom the men raped and sexually
assaulted her as well as physically forced her to perform sexual acts on them,
said the indictment.
The indictment said that the woman tried to get the
men to stop at one point by telling them she had communicable diseases, and the
men temporarily paused taking the time to try to understand her English and
check words she had used using an online dictionary via their
Two other men, called H.H. and V.V., were invited to
join A.A. and B.B., but when they arrived, the woman successfully called the
hotel lobby for help and all four of the men fled, according to the
The prosecution requested that the men be remanded to police
custody until the end of the proceedings.
The two men will be arraigned
on September 16 and a hearing on whether they will be kept in police custody is
set for September 29.