The Jerusalem District Attorney filed an indictment in the district court on
Thursday, charging a 24-year-old Sudanese man with raping a high school
Muhammad Fadoul, who came to Israel as a refugee, allegedly
assaulted the 17- year-old complainant after a graduation party last month in
Moshav Sdot Micha, west of Beit Shemesh.
According to the indictment, in
the months preceding the alleged rape, Fadoul worked as a janitor in the Ahuzat
Gan Eden villa in Sdot Micha, and slept on a sofa in the living
The owner rented out parts of the villa, including its gardens,
as a venue for parties and events.
On April 29, the complainant, who has
not been named, and her classmates celebrated their high school graduation, and
that evening traveled together to the villa for a private party that began in
the early hours of April 30.
At around 3 that morning, the complainant
went to the villa’s living quarters, where Fadoul and another man were
The complainant was drunk, the indictment said, and had decided
to lay down on the sofa next to Fadoul.
Realizing she was drunk, Fadoul
pulled a cover over her and himself, removed her underwear and raped her, the
The complainant, who felt pain during the rape, told
Fadoul, “Stop, you’re hurting me,” according to the indictment.
indictment said that the complainant’s friends, having realized she was missing,
searched for her and at around 4 a.m., they entered the living quarters and
found her asleep on the sofa.
Allegedly, Fadoul and another man were also
present in the room.
Fadoul exploited a situation in which the
complainant was unable to give her free consent to intercourse, the indictment