The Tel Aviv police have arrested an IDF soldier over suspicions that he raped a 17-year-old girl at the Amsterdam club in Tel Aviv. It is believed the girl was raped while she was drunk, which has led to the club's closure.
The soldier denies the charges yet police have asked that the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court extend his remand.
A few days ago the Tel Aviv police received information from the Wolfson Medical Center about a 17-year-old girl who was a suspected rape victim.
The girl approached the sex crimes victims unit at the station with her mother. Investigators took her statement in which she told them of the horrific experience she underwent on night out at the Amsterdam club on Menachem Begin Street in Tel Aviv.
She said that she arrived at the club with her best friend and met a soldier there. She claims that while she was drunk the suspect dragged her to the club's restrooms where he raped her – even though she asked him to leave her alone. He then left the club.
Police detectives who believe the girl's version of events, rushed to the club where they sought security tapes.
Meanwhile, police issued a 30 day closure order for the club stating it was in the "interest of public safety."
After a few days the police managed to locate and arrest the soldier. During his interrogation the suspect denied that he raped the girl, but placed himself at the scene when he claimed the act was consensual. Police are investigating whether the girl's drinks were purchased in the club.
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