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