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Israeli indicted for raping American tourist

An indictment has been filed with the Jerusalem District Court against Baruch Sigar, a 50 year-old resident of Jerusalem, who is accused of raping a 25-year-old American tourist while she was on vacation in Israel last December.

 

According to the indictment, Sigar ran into the young woman on a street in Jerusalem and raped her in his apartment while she was under the influence of medication and alcohol. The State Prosecutor's Office has asked for Sigar to be remanded until the end of the proceedings. Sigar was previously convicted of drug related offences and assaulting a police officer. (Noam Dvir)