Monday, October 16, 2006

Israeli President Subject Of Rape Charge Recommendation


Police recommended Sunday that Israeli President Moshe Katsav be charged with rape, sexual assault and fraud, the most serious charges ever to face an Israeli leader. The recommendation came at a meeting between police investigators and Attorney General Meni Mazuz. The final decision on whether to put the president on trial is up to Mazuz.


A police statement issued Sunday said the complaints were filed by "women who worked under his (Katsav's) authority." It said there was evidence he committed crimes of "rape, aggravated sexual assault, indecent acts without permission and offenses under the law to prevent sexual harassment."

The statement also said police found basis for charges of illegal wiretapping, and fraud and malfeasance in office in the case of pardons granted by the president.

Hopefully this case will proceed based on the merits of the case and not on politics. Since five women's cases are old enough to be beyond the statute of limitations, this man's behavior is habitual.

It will also be interesting to see who says he can't be a real rapist since he hasn't been accused of using threats of physical violence to get sex.

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