TA man charged with raping woman during burglary
Defendant allegedly broke into victim's apartment and assaulted her as she slept.
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The Tel Aviv district attorney filed an indictment against a 20-year-old man on
Wednesday, charging him with having intercourse with a woman without her consent
after breaking into her home.
According to the indictment, filed in the
Tel Aviv District Court, Umut Adok broke into the complainant’s Tel Aviv
apartment at around 3 a.m. on April 21, in order to rape and then rob
The complainant, known only as “Y.,” was asleep as Adok stole NIS
250 from her purse, the indictment said.
Allegedly, Adok then approached
Y. as she lay sleeping on her stomach, lifted her clothes and raped
Y woke and tried to resist Adok, but could not because he lay on top
of her and gripped her with both hands, the indictment said.
continued raping Y., the indictment alleges, before fleeing from the apartment,
stealing three kitchen knives as well as the money he stole earlier.
is charged under the Penal Code with rape by exploiting a woman’s state of
unconsciousness or ability to give free consent. The maximum punishment is 16
years in prison.
He is also charged with theft, and breaking and entering
into a dwelling, which would be punishable by a maximum of seven years in