(photo credit: Courtesy (illustrative).)
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.
Police arrest 3 suspected of tying up, abusing classmate
Pedophile suspect arrested after TV news revelations
Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday extended the suspect’s remand by
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.