Journalist Yaakov Ha'elyon convicted of having sex with minor

The Tel Aviv District Court on Tuesday convicted former journalist Yaakov Ha'elyon, 71, of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old minor and committing indecent acts against her 21-year-old sister more than six years ago. Israel Radio reported that Ha'elyon met the two girls over the Internet and invited then to theater plays where he committed the offenses. Ha'eylon denies all charges and maintains that all contact with the two was innocent. In October 2002, the body of his wife, Yael Ha'elyon, was found outside the window of her Tel Aviv apartment. Family members said that she likely overdosed on painkillers she was taking for back pains, but police suspected she committed suicide over the allegations against her husband.