Argentina extradites sex crime defendant to Israel

By YONAH BOB
June 24, 2012 10:18

 
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Yehuda Cohen was extradited over the weekend from Argentina to Israel to stand trial for alleged aggravated sexual crimes against minors.

In July 2008, the Jerusalem District Attorney's Office filed an indictment against Cohen in Jerusalem District Court for rape and indecent acts against minors.

After the initial hearing, Cohen was released under restrictive conditions. However, in March 2009, he allegedly fled to Europe using a false passport. From there, he continued on to South America and eventually Argentina.

The International Department of the State Attorney's Office along with the Jerusalem District Attorney's Office and police, cooperated with Argentine authorities to locate and arrest Cohen, in order to extradite him.

On November 23, 2009, the Argentine authorities arrested Cohen.

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