(photo credit: Hadad Eliran)
An underage girl linked to the recent Eyal Golan scandal has been missing since Thursday night and did not show up for school on Friday, police say.
She apparently ran away because of her parents' decision to put her in boarding school beginning Sunday.
Police also released the name of another Mizrahi-genre singer, Omer Adam, who will testify on the case next week, after his name came up in the investigation.
The case involves allegations that Golan and four other defendants had sex and did drugs with underage girls. The other defendants, who were brought in by police on Wednesday, included Golan’s father, 61-year-old Dani Biton, a Tel Aviv promoter, an employee of Golan’s and the manager of a national radio station.
A Tel Aviv judge ruled on Thursday that there is evidence of underage teenage girls wanting to “touch the glamor” surrounding singer Golan, and they were exploited by his father and associates for sexual favors. The judge ordered the two suspects held for a further four days.
Golan was released on house arrest Wednesday night after almost 12 hours of questioning by detectives at the Tel Aviv police headquarters.
Another Mizrahi-genre singer, Maor Edri, was brought in for questioning on Wednesday and released shortly after he said he knew nothing of the case and denied any personal acquaintance with Golan.