Netanya rabbi charged with rape remanded to custody

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August 1, 2011 13:38

 
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The Central District Court ruled today that David Ben-Haham Hafuta, the Netanya Rabbi charged with using mystical threats to make a 13-year-old girl have sex with him, will remain in custody throughout the court proceedings against him.

The state had requested Hafuta remain in custody, rather than being released to house arrest, claiming that the Rabbi posed a threat to the public.

Hafuta, a 64-year-old community rabbi from Netanya was arrested in May and charged with forcing the 13-year-old into having sex with him by exploiting his authority and using “mystical threats” to intimidate her.

According to the charge sheet, Hafuta is accused of performing sexual acts on three occasions with the girl.

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