Police photographer took controversial Sela photos

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 24, 2006 09:47

 
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The anonymous cameraman who caught the humiliation of serial rapist Benny Sela on film during the criminal's capture earlier this month was none other than the official police photographer, Army Radio reported Sunday morning. The northern district special investigator charged with looking into the circumstances of the controversial photos, which showed police parading Sela around after the capture in what has been termed a "media circus," found that F.-Sgt. Meir Vanunu went against orders not to document the event and headed down to the police station to take the pictures. Among other things, Vanunu went into the room where Sela was being held and photographed the police grabbing the fugitive and smiling. When police discovered that Vanunu was behind the photos, he claimed he had passed them on to his brother, who had given them to the press without his permission or knowledge.

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