French tourist nabbed for allegedly drugging, raping woman

Police on Thursday arrested a 22-year-old French national accused of raping and robbing a fellow French tourist he met by chance on the way to Israel.
According to the Tel Aviv District Police, in mid-October a 21-year-old French woman reported to police that she met a French man on her flight to Israel on October 15th of this year, and after they made each other's acquaintance they decided to split a hotel room in Tel Aviv in order to save money.
Police said the woman told them that when the two of them were in their hotel room the first night the man gave her a pill which he said was a sleeping pill to help the jet-lagged woman fall asleep. The woman took the pill and according to police, when she woke up in the morning she said she was naked and her smart phone and credit cards were gone, and the man she met on the plane was nowhere to be found.
Police began to search for the man but had no luck until Thursday, when he made his way to the airport to board a flight home to France, and was arrested on the spot. The man was brought to a remand extension at the Rishon Letzion Magistrate's Court later Thursday, where was he was ordered kept in custody while police work on an indictment.
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