Photo: Moti Kimchi
Vladimir Spoznikov, a 23-year-old resident of Kiryat Malachi, was charged Friday on three counts of raping minors at the Dizengoff Center mall's underground parking lot in Tel Aviv.
Spoznikov is alleged to have furnished and used drugs with teenage girls at the mall, later accusing them of selling him out to the police.
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He would then take the victims to the underground parking lot, undress them under the pretense of looking for a wire and rape and perform other indecent acts on them.
He is charged with three counts of raping minors, indecent acts, assault, threatening and furnishing drugs to minors.
Vladimir Spoznikov in court (Photo: Moti Kimchi)
According to the indictment, in one case he accused a 15-year-old girl of giving his name to the police. He then took her to the -4 level of the mall's parking lot and perused her bag claiming he was looking for a recording device.
He later took her to a toilet stall, where he demanded that she undress for a search, to which she complied out of fear.
Spoznikov then raped her despite her pleas. "What happens in -4 stays in -4. If you complain I'll find you," he threatened.
According to another charge, Spoznikov met another 15-year-old and told her he had to tell her something important in confidence. He took her to the parking lot and then accused her of the same charge. Despite her efforts to resist, he began to touch her, raped her and performed indecent acts on her.
The third case followed a similar pattern. In a different incident, a minor was saved from rape when her friends called her phone.
The State Prosecutor's Office motioned for Spoznikov to be remanded pending the conclusion of legal proceedings.
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