Dad accused of sexually assaulting daughter over 10 years

The defendant is also charged with possession of illegal drugs, and of forcing his daughter to take drugs before molesting her.

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October 6, 2011 03:50
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A 43-year-old man is alleged to have subjected his daughter to a decade of sexual assaults since she was six, according to an indictment filed in the Tel Aviv District Court on Wednesday.

The indictment, filed by the Tel Aviv District Attorney’s Office, says that the defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, sexually assaulted his daughter over a period of 10 years, sometimes as often as several times a day.

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The defendant is also charged with possession of illegal drugs, and of forcing his daughter to take drugs before molesting her.

Although the abuse is alleged to have begun several years before the family immigrated to Israel from the former USSR in 2004, the indictment refers only to offenses that are claimed to have taken place since that time.

The indictment, which charges the defendant with five counts of multiple sexual assaults and acts of sodomy against his daughter, describes how he allegedly forced the complainant to perform sex acts on him, on one occasion in the presence of his young son.

During the school summer vacation in 2011, the defendant is alleged to have forced his daughter to smoke cannabis with him before sexually assaulting her.

The indictment further charges that, in late September, the defendant tried to rape his daughter as she lay asleep in bed.

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The alleged abuse was uncovered after the defendant was arrested several days later when police searched his apartment for drugs.

The complainant’s boyfriend then told police that the complainant, who is now aged 16, had been in a frantic and agitated state two days after the attempted rape and had confessed to him that her father had been sexually abusing her.

A friend of the complainant also told police that the girl had confided in her about the abuse, but had implored her not to tell anyone because she was frightened of her father.

The District Attorney’s Office also filed on Wednesday a request to remand the defendant in custody for the duration of the proceedings.

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