The Jerusalem SlutWalk organization called to protest Sunday in support of Kim Ariel Arad, one of the multiple alleged victims of Yuval Carmi, a psychologist indicted for sexual relations between a patient and a treatment provider, as she goes to the Jerusalem court to submit a request that the indictment be changed to rape, Jerusalem SlutWalk said on Saturday.
An indictment was filed in September against him by the Jerusalem District Court prosecution for "sexual relations" with two of his patients, Israeli media reported at the time, but Carmi was not charged for acts of rape or assault.
"Kim Arad Ariel's brave testimony about the rape and assault that Yuval Carmi, the Jerusalem psychologist, (allegedly) perpetrated against her, shocked an entire country," wrote SlutWalk on Facebook.
"When the time came to indict him, to the shock of the public, the State Attorney made do with a charge of 'sexual relations between a mental health treatment provider and a patient' instead of charging Carmi with rape.
"This is how the State Attorney abandons the safety of victims in an unbelievable manner."
Ariel Arad will submit a request signed by hundreds of men and women that the charges be changed to rape, said SlutWalk, which called for people to gather at Zion Square at 9 a.m. on Sunday and march to the State Attorney office.
יובל כרמי, הפסיכולוג המואשם שפגע מינית במטופלות - מואשם כרגע ב״יחסי מין בין מטפל נפשי למטופלת". קים אריאל ארד, המטופלת שבה פגע - הגיעה הבוקר לפרקליטות, דורשת שסעיף העבירה יוחמר ל"אונס". עשרות מפגינות ומפגינים ליוו אותה: pic.twitter.com/c2O5muMsHM— shira mann | שירה מן (@shiramann8) October 24, 2021
"From 9:30 a.m., we will stand at the gates of the Jerusalem State Attorney and demand that they stop ignoring the voice of the public, take the necessary steps to fit the law to the difficult reality and try Yuval Carmi for rape of his patients, as they should have done from the beginning," the group said, adding that "There is no consent in treatment and uneven power relationships."