Police arrest migrant on sexual assault suspicion

June 3, 2012 13:52


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Police on Saturday arrested an Eritrean migrant suspected of sexual assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the waters off the Tel Aviv beach.

Police said Sunday that the suspect, a 30-year-old Eritrean man swam up to the victim while she was in the water off Tel Aviv’s Jerusalem beach and began grabbing her in a sexual way against her will. Police said the suspect pushed the girl’s head under water when she began to scream for help, but that moments later bystanders came to her assistance and pulled the man away from her.

Police who were patrolling the beach nearby came to the water and arrested the man on the scene. The suspect was taken to the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court on Sunday, where his remand was extended by three days.

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