Petah Tikva man convicted of raping his seven year old stepdaughter

The Tel Aviv District Court convicted a 35-year-old resident of Petah Tikva on Thursday of raping and sodomizing his stepdaughter. The man sexually abused the girl over a period of five years, beginning when the victim was seven years old. During the girl's testimony in court, she related how her stepfather promised to buy her dolls if she would keep silent and that he also threatened to punish her if she were to tell others about the ongoing molestation.