Palestinians held for raping Bnei Brak boy

According to suspicions, the men, who were in Israel illegally, lured the boy with candy, before allegedly abusing him sexually and emotionally.

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March 30, 2011 04:00
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Four Palestinians from the West Bank in their 20s were arrested in recent days on suspicion of raping an 11-year-old boy in Bnei Brak, police announced on Tuesday.

According to suspicions, the men, who were in Israel illegally, lured the boy with candy, before allegedly abusing him sexually and emotionally. Police were alerted to the incident after the boy told his older brother about the alleged abuse, who then contacted police.

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The suspects were working at an events hall in Bnei Brak, police said, adding that the alleged offenses took place in an abandoned structure near the boy’s home.

He has since been transferred to the care of social workers and is receiving psychological treatment. Police said they acted immediately to arrest the suspects before the could flee to the West Bank.

The suspects have denied the allegations.

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