Goldblatt responds to rape charges for first time

Actor Hannan Goldblatt responded for the first time on Sunday to charges of rape leveled against him. Goldblatt, whose trial began four months ago, admitted to having sexual intercourse with two of the young women he is suspected of raping, but said both cases were consensual, Israel Radio reported. According to Goldblatt, he did not even know one of the minors who filed a complaint against him claiming indecent acts. Goldblatt is charged with two counts of rape and three counts of indecent acts.