Kiryat Malachi mayor indicted over sexual harassment

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 24, 2013 14:41

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The Southern District Attorney's Office filed an indictment on Thursday against Kiryat Malachi Mayor Moti Malka, charging him with two counts of sexual harassment against two women and breach of trust.

The indictment was filed at the Beersheba Magistrate's Court in the framework of a plea bargain. The indictment states that sexual harassment by an elected official is an inherent breach of trust. Malka was also charged with a Planning and Building Law violation.  

According to the plea agreement, Malka will confess to the charges and will be convicted of the crimes. He will not receive a jail sentence but he will compensate the complainants, to the tune of 30,000 shekels each, according to Israel Radio. The agreement also requires Malka to resign, and not to run for mayor again.

The plea will be entered at a later date set by the court.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
September 18, 2018
Jerusalem Post closed for Yom Kippur

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF