Senior policeman allegedly sexually harassed woman

July 30, 2012 17:44
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A senior policeman from the Judea and Samaria district "sexually harassed" a woman over a period of months via phone calls, the Justice Ministry's Police Investigations Department said Monday.

According to an indictment filed on Monday, Dep.-Cmdr. Marc Amiel, of the investigations department of the Ariel police station, made dozens of calls to a woman found to possess drugs for personal use, and failed to notify her that her case was closed.

The woman's home was searched by police in August 2010 and found to contain a small quantity of drugs. She was detained for questioning, and admitted to using drugs for medical purposes.

Police released the woman after questioning, and within a few weeks, Amiel closed the case against her. However, he allegedly did not notify her of the closure as required by protocol, the charge sheet said.

What allegedly came next was a series of sexual offers made over the phone.

"The accused allegedly called the woman, presented himself as an officer, and said her case was before him pending a decision. He asked her to arrive at the station with documents on her medical and physical condition," the charge sheet said.

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