Two men from the Galilee village of Tuba-Zangariya have been arrested for allegedly raping a local 15-year-old girl in the early morning hours on Thursday.
to northern district police, one of the two suspects told police that
he met the girl on Facebook and arranged to meet her in a rural area
near the kibbutz Sde Nehemia in the Galilee.
When she got in his
car he began to sexually assault her during which she managed to fight
him off and flee the scene on foot, police said she told investigators.
The girl then made her way to the home of some relatives who lived
nearby, and called a friend around 5am to tell her that she had been
assaulted. The friend called police, and in the meantime the girl left
her relatives' house, and disappeared.
After receiving the report that the girl was assaulted and then disappeared, Northern
District police said they dispatched around 100 officers from the
district and the Golan Heights search and rescue unit to search for her,
eventually finding her after around six hours. While the search was
ongoing, police managed to locate one suspect, a man in his twenties
Not long after the girl was found she was
brought in to speak to police investigators, and led them to a second
suspect, also a twenty-something man from the Galilee village.
Both men were brought for a remand extension on Thursday night.