Victim identifies Ashkenazi's bodyguard as attempted rapist

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November 30, 2009 18:38


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The young woman who fought off an attempted rape in Tel Aviv's old port area on Saturday identified her alleged attacker in person at the Yarkon Police Station on Monday evening, despite earlier failing to do so when presented with a series of photographs. Police brought the woman into the room where the suspect - a 30-year-old IDF captain who serves as a body guard for IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi - was being interrogated, and she positively identified him as the would-be rapist. In the earlier photograph lineup, Keren Nahari, the suspect's lawyer, said the assault victim had pointed to the photograph of another man, adding that police should release her client from custody. The suspect is accused of tearing off the clothes of his alleged victim and attempting to rape her after leaving his bachelor party. He denies any wrongdoing. Police are awaiting the results of a DNA test in which samples from the victim's clothes and the suspect will be analyzed.

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