Prosecutors intend to charge Lior Dekel with rape

By YIGAL GRAYEFF
February 23, 2006 23:19

 
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Prosecutors intend to charge Lior Dekel on Sunday with the rape of a 12-year-old girl and request that he be denied bail, police said Thursday. Dekel's remand has also been extended for four days. On Tuesday, three members of his family were arrested for obstruction of justice, but have already been conditionally released. At the end of last year, prosecutors withdrew a previous rape conviction against Dekel after doubts were raised about the honesty of the alleged victim.

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