A 46-year-old Jerusalem resident was indicted on Monday afternoon in the
Jerusalem District Court for sexually abusing seven children between
the ages of eight and 15.
The man, Yair Shir Menagem, began to abuse
children as early as 1995 after offering to give "private lessons" or
"medical treatments" to the children, who he met through the
neighborhood or in his work as a driver.
He often preyed upon children
that had issues at home and bad relationships with their parents.
abuse was sustained and in some cases lasted for years. He was also
diagnosed with hepatitis, and continued to abuse children.
The man was
arrested over a month ago by Jerusalem police investigators, and is
charged with multiple accounts of sodomy of minors, indecent assault of
minors, and actions that could spread disease.