police arrest handcuffs suspect cops criminal 311 (R).
(photo credit: Benoit Tessier / Reuters)
The Tel Aviv District Attorney’s Office filed an indictment in the Tel Aviv
District Court on Tuesday, charging a man in his forties with committing sodomy
and serious injury against his girlfriend’s 18- month-old son.
district attorney also filed a request that a courtimposed gag order on the case
be lifted to clear the way to release the defendant’s identity and case details
to the public.
The district attorney also requested that the court remand
the defendant, currently known only as N., in custody throughout the legal
proceedings against him.
According to the indictment, on February 18, N.
invited his partner to lunch with him at a Tel Aviv restaurant. While she got
ready and took a shower in N.’s apartment, N. allegedly took her 18-month-old
son to a gym in the basement of the apartment block. Once two other residents
exercising there had left, he performed an act of sodomy on the infant, while
clamping the baby’s mouth shut with his hand so it would not scream, the
As a result, the baby required surgical treatment
under full anesthesia and was hospitalized for six days, the indictment
“The perverse sexual act attributed to the defendant in the
indictment, perpetrated against a baby aged just 18 months, and with great
brutality, indicates that the defendant was driven by untamed sexual impulses
and by a lack of inhibition in performing them,” the indictment reads.