(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Judge Sarah Dotan of the Tel Aviv District Court on Thursday sentenced a 32-
year-old man, who cannot be named, to four-and-a-half years in prison for sexual
offenses against his sister-in-law, a minor.
The defendant was further
ordered to pay the girl’s family NIS 30,000 in compensation.
the charge sheet, the offenses took place sometime in 2007 or 2008, when the
defendant was alone with his young sister- in-law in her bedroom.
stopped the attack only when he heard voices outside the room.
defendant was indicted on two charges of sex offenses, but was found not guilty
of the second charge.
The defendant, who has previous drug-dealing
offenses, denied all the charges against him, and said he intends to appeal his
conviction to the Supreme Court.
He told the court that “the prosecutor
kept on talking as if she were with us, or had seen me doing [illegal] things
like that. I did not do it, and I did not touch [her].”
sister and mother also testified in court, saying that the defendant was a good
person who liked to help his family.