IDF doctor suspected of raping soldiers

The doctor is a civilian employed by the army, and is the subject of a police investigation over a range of sexual offenses.

March 3, 2013 03:40
The Health Ministry in Jerusalem

Health Ministry 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

A doctor in the IDF Central Command is suspected of raping and carrying out indecent acts against a number of female soldiers whom he was charged with examining, it was revealed on Friday.

Military Police began investigating the doctor three months ago after receiving a number of complaints from female soldiers. The Military Police presented the findings of its investigation to military prosecutors who were in the process of deciding whether to issue an indictment.

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The IDF said that the doctor is a civilian employed by the army, and was the subject of a Military Police investigation over suspicions of a range of sexual offenses. “After the investigation, the findings were sent to the military prosecutor, which is examining the possibility of placing the suspect on trial in accordance with the suspicions against him,” the IDF added.

Attorneys representing the doctor told Ynet that “there is no connection between reality and the reports,” and denied all the suspicions against him.

They expressed doubt that any charges would be brought forward.

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