The man was convicted of indecent acts on a minor, encouraging indecent acts on a minor, sexual harassment of a minor, immoral advertisement, encouraging an act of sodomy on a minor, blackmail with threats, and more.
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The prosecutor, attorney Michal Mazor-Koller and the defendant’s lawyer, Moshe Oren, could not reach an agreement regarding punishment. The prosecution is demanding a long term prison sentence, while attorneys for the defense are requesting a shortened sentence. Prior to the sentencing hearing, the defendant will be sent for evaluation.
Suspect in custody (Photo: Ido Erez)
In the original indictment filed against the man in June 2012, it was stated that he took advantage of dozens and possibly hundreds of children. The indictment listed 33 counts and described how the defendant convinced a 13-year-old boy to commit sodomy and indecent acts on his 11-year-old sister.
Using the names Shiri, Gali, Alona and Natali, the defendant took on various personas, also presenting himself as a boy named Tomer.
He succeeded in entrapping young boys and girls on the web, encouraging them to commit rape, sodomy and other indecent acts upon themselves. Using Skype, Messenger, ICQ and Oovoo, after girls would accept his connection request, he would encourage them to perform sexual acts, taking advantage of their young age, curiosity and naivety.
The defendant had a regular behavior pattern: He would introduce himself as a sexually experienced girl, convincing them that he was their age. Once they believed him, he would get them to commit upon themselves the sexual acts.
According to the indictment, the man committed these acts in his home and at the office, both during work hours and after work. The entire time he lied to everyone around him, including his wife, his children, his employees and his employers. No one had any idea what was going on behind the closed doors.
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