3 Eritreans charged with attempted rape (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Naama Cohen Friedman Published: 05.25.12, 11:20)
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Indictment filed against three migrants, two of which sexually
assaulted 15-year-old girl in south Tel Aviv while third held her
friend back. Suspects initially suspected of rape
An indictment has been filed with the Tel Aviv District Court against
three Eritreans who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl in south
Tel Aviv on Independence Day.
The three, ages 18, 19 and 24, are charged with aggravated attempted
rape, as well as indecent acts and aggravated robbery, despite the
fact that DNA belonging to two of the defendants was found on the
victim. The three were initially suspected of rape.
3 Eritreans suspected of raping 15-year-old girl
2 Africans charged with raping girl in parking lot
According to the indictment, the victim had "crossed her legs and
tried unsuccessfully to fend them off."
The three were arrested less than two weeks ago after a wide-scale
investigation. According to the police, the victim and her friend had
left a club in south Tel Aviv at around 4:30 am after Independence
Day celebrations, when they were attacked by the suspects. Two of the
suspects tried to rape the girl while the third held her friend back.
They then ripped a gold necklace off her neck and stole her friend´s
It should be noted that legally judges can issue the same sentence
for rape and attempted rape.
On Thursday, an indictment was filed against a Sudanese man and an
Eritrean man for raping a 19-year-old girl in a parking lot near the
Tel Aviv Central Bus Station. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet
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