Police close investigation into child rape in Modi’in Illit

By
February 17, 2013 21:35

Police have closed a child rape investigation in Modi'in Ilit that ignited a media storm, after police reached the conclusion that the original complainant gave false testimony, Judea and Samaria district police announced on Sunday.

The complainant, a kindergarten supervisor in the Haredi city, had already recanted her testimony on at least one occasion, casting doubt on whether or not the alleged rape of a 5-year-old local girl took place.

District spokesman Dudi Ashraf said police are weighing the possibility of pursuing criminal charges against the complainant.

A week and a half ago, the supervisor told Channel 2 that she made the story up, saying she did so because she doesn't feel that police take sexual abuse complaints in the community seriously enough.


Related Content

Breaking news
May 20, 2018
French minister: EU could compensate firms hit by U.S. sanctions over Iran

By REUTERS