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Teen, 15, suspected of raping American volunteer in Eilat

Tourist, 29, caught ride back to kibbutz where she volunteered, while apparently intoxicated. Youth suspected of raping her in shelter

Two Eilat residents, ages 25 and 15, were arrested Friday on suspicion they were involved in the rape of an American tourist who had been volunteering in a kibbutz in Hevel Eilot. She was scheduled to leave Israel soon after volunteering in Israel for three months.


O Thursday night, the tourist, 29, had caught a ride with the two men after a night out in Eilat. She had apparently boarded their car while intoxicated.


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The suspects traveled to a shelter in the city and asked the woman to wait for them there while they finish some errands.


It is suspected that the 15-year-old youth later returned to the shelter and there raped the victim twice and then fled the scene. The woman then escaped and stopped a taxi whose driver called the police.


The two suspects were arrested after police managed to trace their car which was indentified as belonging to a delivery company. The teen denies the allegations.



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