TA court extends by 9 days remand of suspect in armed rape

By JPOST.COM STAFF, YAKKOV LAPPIN
May 15, 2012 15:31

Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Tuesday extended by nine days the remand of the 21-year-old Palestinian suspected of raping a 17-year-old girl at knife-point and forcing her boyfriend to watch on Saturday in the heart of Tel Aviv.

Police, who were under massive public pressure to solve the case, arrested the suspect on a street near the scene of the crime, in the vicinity of the Gan Ha’ir parking lot of the municipality on Monday. He is a resident of the West Bank, from a village near Nablus, and has a few minor criminal offenses on his record which do not include sexual assaults.

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