Man convicted of indecent acts against daughter

Girl, now IDF soldier, testifies against father so her brother doesn't end up like him.

abuse victim 88 (photo credit:)
abuse victim 88
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The Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday convicted a 59- year-old man from Netanya of committing indecent acts against his daughter over a period of two years, when she was aged between seven and nine. The acts were carried out almost daily in the family's living room and in the girl's bedroom while she was sleeping. In his ruling, the judge noted that in 2002, complaints were filed against the man for allegedly abusing his daughter, son and his daughter's friend between 1995-1996. However the case was closed due to lack of evidence. The girl, now an IDF soldier, turned to her father in court and told him she was testifying against him so that her younger brother wouldn't end up like him. The same court also indicted 24-year-old Beersheba resident Yishai Cohen on Sunday on suspicion of committing indecent acts against three minors. Yishai was arrested last Wednesday in Bnei Brak after he was identified by a six-year-old girl as the man who had abused her. He then confessed to having committed indecent acts against the other young girls.