The Tel Aviv Magistrates Court extended the arrest of Yarin Sherf, the suspect in the rape of a 13-year-old girl in a coronavirus hotel in Jaffa, by four days on Monday, after police requested an extension of ten days.
Even before the hearing started, the mother of the girl turned to judge Ohr Mamon, and in a trembling voice referred to her daughter's condition and the suspect, whom she called a human animal. "I stand here with trembling legs and a broken heart," said the mother. "My daughter's life has been completely erased, the act is a despicable act, and I seek to punish the cruel criminal with the full severity of the law, for ending the girl's life and leaving screams forever. My girl's life is over, I wish that he will never see the light of day, that criminal. My daughter is not yet 13 years old, she is an innocent and pure girl who did nothing, and was devoured by an animal man who did not control his passions."
Sherf's lawyer, Nir David, claimed "Young girls today have consensual sex even at the ages of 13 and 14, and the cases do not come to the attention of the police." Mamon responded "Sex with 14-year-olds? There is a law, sir. Consider your words, sir."
Sherf is suspected of raping the 13-year-old minor twice during his short stay in a motel, after only one conversation was held between the two. Police say he beat, strangled and then raped her. He also tried to coax her into consuming drugs and alcohol with him.
At the beginning of the hearing, the police representative, Yevgeny Kapilevich, stated, "The evidentiary fabric against the suspect has strengthened. We have correspondence between the suspect and the minor in which he asks her to come to her room and she resists, and refuses to come to the room. From the conversations with her, we can learn that she did not want him to come, but he came and raped her violently."
Police note that the first rape incident took place the day the suspect arrived at the motel, and the second the next day. Prior to the hearing, as soon as the suspect's name was released last Friday, the internet was flooded with critical comments against Sherf, who is known to be very active on TikTok, and whose account has thousands of followers. Sherf, a resident of Beit Aryeh, moved to Sderot in the past two months.
Outside the court walls were hung various signs by feminist activists, expressing support for the girl ("I believe you"), as well as signs condemning Sherf.
After the name of 21-year-old Yarin Sherf from Beit Aryeh, the suspect in the rape of the 13-year-old rape in the coronavirus hotel, was published, social media began to engage the young man, as he is considered known on Tiktok and has previously sent messages to women in a blatant and insulting manner. The "Kulan" movement, which filed the complaint with the police, announced that the sister of the minor who was allegedly raped was the one who approached them.
A post posted by the movement read, "In the best tradition, we came to help Yarin Sherf, the suspect in the rape of the 13-year-old girl, become famous! We have known his name for a long time, we know him well."
"Yarin Sherf, the scumbag suspected of raping a 13-year-old girl at the coronavirus hotel, is a disgusting type who has been harassing women and girls on Tiktok for months. It could be said that this is his profession, in the absence of other information. We are not surprised for a moment. For a long time he left disturbing comments, cursed women because of their bodies, and started a WhatsApp group called 'Putland' (a play on words on a Hebrew slang term for female genitalia)," they wrote.