Dance instructor arrested on suspicion of raping 3 girls

A 44-year-old Ashkelon man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of raping and sexually abusing three girls between the ages of 14 and 15.
The man, a youth dance instructor, was arrested following complaints by the girls who alleged the sexual abuse was committed during and after classes held by the instructor, throughout a period of two years.
According to suspicions, the incidents occurred during private, solo dance lessons, which initially began with sexual abuse and then progressed to rape. In other incidents, the instructor committed sexual acts as he drove the girls to their home in his private vehicle.