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Suspicion: Haifa man sexually assaulted kids

Haifa resident apprehended while touching little girl inappropriately at bus stop

A 28-year-old Haifa resident was arrested Thursday on suspicion of committing lewd acts on dozens of children, mainly in the Carmel region.


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An undercover female police officer apprehended the suspect as he was grabbing a little girl's behind at a Haifa bus stop. The suspect claimed he had touched the girl by mistake.


A court hearing held on Friday revealed that the suspect had been under police surveillance. When asked why he had a photo of an underage girl on his cell phone, the suspect said he had taken the photo in Romania. However, investigators found that he had never visited Romania.


Attorney Gil Elharar, who is representing the suspect, said his client touched the girl by mistake while fleeing police, but Haifa Magistrates Court Vice President Inas Salama said the investigation's findings suggest that the suspect is guilty.


The judge extended the suspect's remand until Thursday.



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