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(photo credit: Nir Elias/Reuters)
Three teens were arrested on Sunday night on suspicion of sexually and
physically abusing several fellow students at their boarding school for at-risk
pupils in the Jordan Valley.
The Judea and Samaria subdistrict police
said officers from their youth crimes division arrested the three 16-yearold
suspects, two from Jerusalem and one from Immanuel in the West Bank – after they
received a complaint from the parent of one of their classmates, who said he had
been victimized by the three.
The abuse reportedly took place over the
course of a few months, and at no time did police receive a complaint from
teachers or administrators at the boarding school, or from any of the other
students who it is thought knew about the abuse allegedly taking
On Monday the three teens were taken to the Petah Tikva
Magistrate’s court, where their remand was extended by a further 24
At the courthouse, Ch.-Insp. Ilan Malcha said police
believe that in addition to the alleged emotional, physical, and sexual abuse,
the suspects apparently also forced their victims to buy them drugs and carry
out property crimes for them.