Pedophile ring: 54-year-old indicted

A 54-year-old man from central Israel has been charged with attempted sexual harassment of a minor, sexual harassment of a minor and possession of lewd publications as part of the online pedophile ring affair which was exposed by police.


An indictment filed with the Petah Tikva District Court revealed that the man spoke over the phone and online with two police agents who were impersonating girls aged 12 and 13. The suspect invited the "girls" to have sexual encounters with him in exchange for money, according to the charges. (Naama Cohen-Friedman)