A 37-year-old man raped a woman moments after following her from a pub near Tel
Aviv’s old central bus station, according to an indictment the Tel Aviv District
Attorney filed on Thursday.
Ahmad Abdallah, a Sudanese citizen, is
charged with rape, and a second man, a 20-year-old Eritrean citizen named as
Kidesh Tekle, is charged with attempting to sodomize the woman.
to the indictment, Abdallah and Tekle attacked the woman in the early hours of
May 15, shortly after meeting her in a pub.
Allegedly, Abdallah and Tekle
dragged the woman into a dark side street where they brutally sexually assaulted
At around 4 a.m. on May 15, the complainant was at a pub on Salomon
Street, the indictment said.
Allegedly, Tekle was in the pub at the same
time as the complainant, together with another man whose identity is
The indictment said that shortly afterward, the complainant
became upset and left the pub, after having an argument with a male
When the complainant left, Tekle and his unidentified
friend followed her, the indictment alleged.
Abdallah joined the two on
the street outside the pub, and the three men walked after the complainant as
she turned on to Hanegev Street, which connects between Salomon Street and
Menachem Begin Road.
At around 4:30 a.m., the complainant was near the
car park on Acre Alley, just off Hanegev Street, where the unidentified man with
Tekle and Abdallah allegedly mugged her, stealing her ID card and around NIS 600
The unidentified man dropped the complainant’s ID card on the
ground before running from the scene, the indictment said, and when the
complainant bent down to pick it up, Abdallah and Tekle grabbed
Abdallah and Tekle allegedly dragged the complainant into a car park
on Acre Alley, where they pressed up against her, one against the front of the
complainant’s body and the second against her back.
With the complainant
between them, Abdallah and Tekle then each unfastened their trousers, pulled up
the complainant’s dress, removed her underwear and assaulted her, the indictment
While Abdallah raped the complainant, Tekle tried to simultaneously
sodomize her, the indictment alleges, ignoring her screams.
indictment said that during the rape, the two defendants held the complainant
and pressed their hands over her mouth with such force that she was left with
friction wounds on her face.
Immediately after these incidents, the
indictment said that a police patrol car that had been driving around the area,
drove up to the scene and shone its lights on the defendants, who ran
Abdallah is also charged with threatening the police officer who
later questioned him in connection with the incident, and with interfering with
a policeman in the course of duty.
According to the indictment, when a
police officer questioned Abdallah in connection with the assault, Abdallah
“Uncuff my hands and see what I’ll do to you. I’ll
remember your face, I’ll get out and deal with you,” Abdallah allegedly told the
“I know where you live, I’ll come after your family,”
Abdallah allegedly added.