Eastern Jerusalem resident arrested over sexual assault of haredi teen

Resident of Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem arrested on suspicion of assaulting haredi youth.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Arrest (illustrative)
Arrest (illustrative)
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A 40-year-old resident of one of Jerusalem's Arab neighborhoods was detained Tuesday for questioning, on suspicion of assaulting a haredi youth, Kikar Hashabbat reported.

The police investigation followed the 15-year-old victim's complaint against the suspect, whom he had accepted a ride from earlier in the week.

During the ride, the suspect is alleged to have taken the teen to an isolated area of Jerusalem, where he showed him inappropriate content and assaulted him.

Police investigators succeeded in identifying the suspect, detaining him on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the suspect was brought to the Magistrates Court for an extension of his arrest.



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