Israel Police arrest suspect in Tel Aviv rape case (HAŽARETZ NEWS) By Yaniv Kubovich 05/15/12)
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Police arrested a suspect last night in the rape at knife-point of a
woman and the forcing of her and a male friend to have sex Friday
night in Tel Aviv´s Gan Ha´ir parking garage.
The suspect, a 21-year-old Palestinian, was arrested on Ibn Gvirol
Street, not far from the scene of the assault. Shortly afterward
police arrested four other Palestinians who were living with him in
an apartment in the area. They are being questioned about their
Late Friday night, a woman and her male friend were accosted in the
parking lot by a man with a knife, who forced them into a public
bathroom, ordered them to have sex, then raped the woman.
Police are waiting for the results of the suspect´s DNA test. He is
to be brought before the Tel Aviv Magistrate´s Court today for a
According to police, the suspect lives near Nablus and frequently
sneaks into Israel to work. In recent weeks he had been working in
several restaurants in the Rabin Square area. He has committed some
minor crimes but has no record of sex crimes, police said.
Not only did the suspect leave clear DNA evidence and fingerprints,
police said, he also made other mistakes. For example, he took the
young woman´s cell phone and instead of shutting it, answered it when
the woman´s parents called to find out where she was.
Although he did not remain on the line for long, police set a trace
on the cell phone to determine the path the suspect took after
fleeing the scene of the crime. (© Copyright 2012 Ha´aretz 05/15/12)
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