A total of 12 boys ages 13 and 14 have been arrested for allegedly raping a
12-year-old girl and filming and distributing a video of the act.
Aviv police said Sunday the case is highly a sensitive and severe one, which
they have placed at the top of their priorities. The story came to their
attention just recently, when police received a video of the act.
were not tipped off by a parent.
Investigators suspect there were other
incidents that took place, but that the main one in question was at the
Police said the girl was not dragged into the school or
violently forced there against her will, rather, that she was pressured and
unable to give her consent and unable to express her opposition to the
The video in question was sent out by the students to their
classmates after the act, police said, and eventually made its way into the
hands of the youth crimes investigations department of the Dan
On Sunday morning three suspects were brought for a hearing
at the juvenile crimes court in Tel Aviv, and another three will be brought in
Police said they expect the number of arrests to continue to
grow, as each time a suspect is brought in his testimony has lead to other