Handcuffs arrest police crime illustrative 390.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)
The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office filed an indictment on Wednesday in the
district court against a well-known rabbinical assistant to a senior rabbi, for
allegedly sexually assaulting and committing indecent acts on his own (the
aide’s) three daughters, minors at the time of the alleged assaults.
court issued a broad gag order, covering, not only the identity of the accused,
but also his connection to the senior rabbi and the name of the senior
Unlike typical situations, the state did not even announce the
indictment on Wednesday and was only providing copies of the indictment on
Thursday to members of the press who specifically requested
According to the indictment, the accused sexually assaulted his
eldest daughter on all of the most intimate parts of her body, both by hand and
orally, got into bed with her naked and got into the shower with her while she
was naked when she was between the ages of 12 to 14.
The indictment said
that before some of the actions, the accused cited alleged passages of Jewish
law justifying his actions and forced himself on her despite her occasional
The accused also tried to secretly videotape the same
daughter while she was removing her clothes in her bedroom, said the
He is also accused of sexually assaulting his two younger
daughters, the indictment alleged.
The state requested that the accused
be remanded to police custody until the end of the proceedings.