Two men arrested for suspected rape of teenage girl met on Facebook

The men sexually assaulted girl, but she managed to fight them off and flee, afterwards she disappeared and found 6 hours late.

September 26, 2013 20:08
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Two men from the Galilee village of Tuba-Zangariya have been arrested for allegedly raping a local 15-year-old girl in the early morning hours on Thursday.

According to northern district police, one of the two suspects told police that he met the girl on Facebook and arranged to meet her in a rural area near the kibbutz Sde Nehemia in the Galilee.

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When she got in his car he began to sexually assault her during which she managed to fight him off and flee the scene on foot, police said she told investigators. The girl then made her way to the home of some relatives who lived nearby, and called a friend around 5am to tell her that she had been assaulted. The friend called police, and in the meantime the girl left her relatives' house, and disappeared.

After receiving the report that the girl was assaulted and then disappeared, Northern District police said they dispatched around 100 officers from the district and the Golan Heights search and rescue unit to search for her, eventually finding her after around six hours. While the search was ongoing, police managed to locate one suspect, a man in his twenties from Tuba-Zangariya.

Not long after the girl was found she was brought in to speak to police investigators, and led them to a second suspect, also a twenty-something man from the Galilee village.

Both men were brought for a remand extension on Thursday night.

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