Katsav interrogated for sixth time

Latest questioning meant to "fill in" details of alleged sexual harassment case.

Katsav 298 (photo credit: AP)
Katsav 298
(photo credit: AP)
Police on Wednesday morning arrived at the President's Residence to question President Moshe Katsav for the sixth time since the investigation into Katsav's alleged sexual misconduct began several months ago. In October, the investigative file containing the police's evidence against the president concerning sex crimes allegations was turned over to Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz and to the Jerusalem District Attorney's Office. Since then, prosecution teams have been examining the information to determine whether or not the evidence justified an indictment against the president. Wednesday's questioning, which was carried out by the police special investigative team led by Lt.-Cmdr. Yoav Segelovich, came at the behest of the legal team in order to "fill in" missing details in the investigation. Mazuz's office and the Jerusalem district attorney are expected to reach a decision within the coming weeks as to whether or not to indict the president, and, if so, on what charges. The sex crimes allegations against Katsav have ranged from verbal sexual harassment to rape. The decision, however, will probably only come after the November 27 Supreme Court hearing to discuss the ability of Katsav to remain in his position. Sources close to Katsav indicated Tuesday night that the president would not make a decision until he knew whether or not an indictment would be filed against him.