Ashkenazi bodyguard sentenced to 8 years for sexual assault

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July 29, 2010 12:17

 
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Erez Efrati, a former body guard of IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi was sentenced to 8 years in prison at Tel Aviv District Court on Thursday.

Efrati was convicted last month of attempted sexual molestation and sexual assault, as part of a plea bargain reached by court.

As part of his sentence Efrati will be obligated to pay NIS 150,000 to the 23-year-old victim of his crime.

The judges announced in the sentencing statement that they did not accept the claims of Efrati's defense that he was unaware of his actions because of excessive alcohol consumption.

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