Dimona man indicted for rape-by-deception

March 30, 2012 17:30


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The Haifa District Attorney filed an indictment in the Haifa District Court on Friday, charging a 29-year-old Dimona man with counts of indecent assault, rape (using deception), attempted rape, blackmail by threats and possession of obscene publications involving minors.

According to the indictment, Yitzhak Danino used the internet to contact girls as young as 13. Allegedly, he falsely presented himself to the minors as a female soldier and later began to talk to them about sex, eventually persuading them to perform sex acts while he made video recordings of them without their knowledge.

Danino used the Hebrew language social networking site Mekusharim as well as the oovoo and Skype chat tools to conduct real-time text conversations with teenage girls, the indictment said.

He created fake user profiles on the sites, and also a fake Facebook account, in which he presented himself as a 18-year-old female soldier named Rinat from Beersheba.

According to one of the charges on the indictment, in December Danino posed as 'Rinat' to contact one of the complainants, a 13-year-old girl, on the Mekusharim social networking site.

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