Bar-Lev: 'I slept with Mem, but did not drug her'

Police commander says in lie-detector test that he did not rape either complainant, during six-hour marathon investigation.

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November 25, 2010 08:34
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Bar-Lev: 'I slept with Mem, but did not drug her'

Bar-Lev 224.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

 
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In a six-hour investigation and polygraph test on Wednesday, Police Cmdr. Uri Bar-Lev admitted to having relations with "Mem," the woman who claimed that Bar-Lev drugged and raped her. Bar-Lev said he did not drug "Mem," nor did he send someone to do so.

He also said that he does not remember meeting "Alef" in Eilat, where she alleged that he sexually assaulted her.

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The results of the lie-detector exam are expected to be released later Thursday.

Bar-Lev was questioned for more than six hours at the Justice Ministry’s Police Investigations Department office in Netanya on Wednesday evening. The marathon interrogation began at 4 p.m. and lasted well beyond 10 p.m.

Some in the police have raised doubts over the credibility of the complaints due to the fact that the alleged incidents took place two and five years ago, respectively, yet both complaints surfaced simultaneously in recent days, a few weeks before Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch is set to name a new police chief.


Bar-Lev, currently the Israel Police attaché in Washington, was a front running candidate in the race. He has two major rivals in police brass, one of whom had reportedly enjoyed intimate relations with Alef in the past.

But Israel Police Insp.-Gen. David Cohen said on Tuesday that any attempt to link the complaints with the race for police chief was unfounded, and slammed the media for publishing what he described as a wrongful information.

Reports said a third woman, known as “Shin,” was also present during part of the encounter at a Herzliya hotel five years ago, supported Bar- Lev’s version of events this week during questioning, and denied that any rape had taken place.

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