The Haifa District Court sentenced a 55-year-old man to 12 years in prison on Thursday, after finding him guilty of sexually assaulting five of his young daughters over a period of many years.
The defendant, who cannot be named, has eight children and belongs to a religious community, details of which cannot be published. He was convicted of multiple counts of sexual offenses, including sodomy during rape, indecent assault and sexual humiliation of a minor. The offenses began when the daughters were aged between four and five and continued for years.
The years of sexual abuse came to light when the defendant turned to a clinical social worker for treatment. The social worker went to police to report the matter, as he was legally obliged to do.