Israeli leader may face rape charges

The President of the Zionist regime is a rapist. He will be facing several charges for rape, sexual assault and fraud. It figures.

Israeli leader may face rape charges
Jerusalem, October 16, 2006 – 1:16PM
theage.com.au

Police recommended today 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.

According to the statement, the police also found a basis for charges of fraud and malfeasance in office in the case of pardons granted by the president, as well as illegal wiretapping, while investigations concerning disrupting a police investigation and harassing a witness were still in progress.

While a previous president and several prime ministers have been suspected of financial misdeeds and a former defence minister was convicted of sexual harassment, the charges facing Katsav would be the most serious criminal counts brought against a serving Israeli official.

Katsav has denied all wrongdoing. However, if indicted he would likely have to step aside. In Israel, the president holds a largely ceremonial role with little authority, but is considered a unifying force in a fractured society.

Israel Radio and Channel 2 TV said the case against Katsav is based on complaints by five women who allege he made unwanted sexual advances toward them during his tenure as president, and before that as a government minister. Complaints by five other women are not being pursued because the statute of limitations has run out, the reports said.

The investigation of Katsav began earlier this year after a former employee alleged he forced her to have sex under the threat of dismissal. Police repeatedly questioned Katsav at his official residence and seized personal documents.

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