Police officer jailed for blackmailing prostitutes
The Haifa District Court sentenced Shai Kriaf, 38-year-old police officer, to two years imprisonment for using his status to extracting sexual favors from prostitutes. Kriaf confessed to four of the charges against him.


The judges noted that the plaintiffs "belong to the weakened margins of society. This population cannot complain to the police, when the one standing before them threatening them with arrest is a uniformed police officer." Kriaf was also sentenced to a year of probation. (Ahia Raved)