The Haifa Magistrate's Court agreed on Sunday to lift a sweeping gag order preventing the publication of details relating to the arrest and remand of a Yehud- Neve Efraim man on suspicion of a series of sex offenses against minors.
Avraham Horowitz, aged 33, was arrested two weeks ago on suspicion of persuading women to perform indecent acts with children under 14, while he watched them over the internet. On Sunday, police requested that Horowitz's remand be extended for the fourth time, on this occasion for a further eight days, while they continue to investigate the suspicions and gather evidence.
The police also requested that the court rescind the gag order so that other alleged victims could come forward.
A police representative told the court that the investigation into the suspected offenses was still ongoing, and that police had gathered evidence including material from Horowitz's computers. Prior to Horowitz's arrest, an undercover investigation had taken place during which the police had also applied to the court and obtained a warrant to wiretap the suspect's telephones, the court learned.
Horowitz denies the allegations.
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