Modi’in Illit Police have arrested a 20-year-old resident of Bnei Brak suspected
of involvement in attacks on several victims, including a sexual assault on a
Police noted that the victim’s father went to his
rabbi and asked whether or not he should notify authorities of the alleged
abuse. The rabbi told the man to go to police immediately, and he filed the
complaint on Tuesday.
The child told police that he was on his way back
home from school when he asked a young man to help him cross the street. The boy
said the man then asked him to come with him to a nearby building, underneath a
synagogue, where he sexually assaulted him.
Police then sent an officer
who specializes in dealing with crimes against children to take the child to
point out where the incident took place. When they arrived, the child saw the
suspect, and pointed him out to police, who arrested him on the spot.
man reportedly confessed to the allegations, and was taken to a hearing at the
Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, where his remand was extended by
Police in Modi’in Illit are now calling on residents to come
forward if they know of additional children the suspect assaulted.