Sela escape, capture cost country NIS 36 million

The police chase and capture of serial rapist Benny Sela cost the state NIS 36 million, sources said Sunday morning. The Tel Aviv District Attorney's office filed an indictment against Sela for his escape and crimes he committed while on the run. Sela is charged with escaping detention, auto theft, using a car without permission, breaking-in and attacking a police officer. Sela escaped from custody in November 2006 while serving a 35-year, nine-month sentence for multiple counts of rape and sexual assault.