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2 Africans charged with raping girl in parking lot

Indictment filed against Sudanese and Eritrean who sexually assaulted 19-year-old girl near Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv

Two foreign citizens were charged with raping and trying to sodomize a 19-year-old girl in a south Tel Aviv parking lot on Thursday.


Ahmed Abdullah, 37, from Sudan and Kidesh Takla, 20, from Eritrea were indicted at the Tel Aviv District Court. Abdullah is charged with rape, while Takla is charged with attempted sodomy.


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According to the indictment, the two met the victim at a pub in south Tel Aviv, which she left after an argument with an unknown individual.


After the two left the pub, an unknown assailant stole NIS 600 from the victim and fled the scene. As she was bending over to pick up her ID card which the robber had discarded, the defendants assaulted her, dragged her into a nearby parking lot where they proceeded to rape her.


At one point officers in a patrol car who noticed something suspicious, pointed a flash light at the scene prompting the two to flee the site. They were traced and arrested a short while later.


The indictment further suggests that during his interrogation, Abdullah had threatened one police investigator. "Un-cuff me and let me show you what I can do to you," he told him. "I remember your face well. I'll take care of you when I get out."


Abdullah has therefore also been charged with intimidation and hindering a police officer in the line of duty.


The prosecution has motioned to remand the two until all proceedings against them have been completed citing incriminating evidence which include a DNA sample of one of the defendants.





פרסום ראשון: 05.24.12, 10:57
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