Dance instructor suspected of abusing 3 more girls

Ashkelon man, 44, was arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing, raping, 3 girls between ages of 14, 15 over a period of 2 years.

December 29, 2010 15:29
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Police on Wednesday received information that an Ashkelon dance instructor who was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of raping three girls, had allegedly sexually abused an additional three girls.

The 44-year-old was arrested on suspicion of raping and sexually abusing three girls between the ages of 14 and 15, following complaints by the girls who alleged the attacks were committed during and after classes held by the instructor over two years.

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The Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday extended the suspect’s remand by six days.

According to suspicions, the incidents, which occurred during private dance lessons, began with sexual abuse and then progressed to rape. In other incidents, the instructor committed sexual acts as he drove the girls to their homes in his private vehicle.

“He took advantage of his authority as their teacher and promised the girls that they would perform in solos during performances if they let him carry out his schemes on them,” Rehovot Police chief Ofer Dagan told Army Radio on Wednesday “He had private lessons with the girls and took advantage of those lessons to sexually assault the girls and carry out other acts,” he added.

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