Rape suspect, Brehan Atkelta

Sudanese accused of raping disabled woman: I'm crazy, murderer

Indictment filed against Brehan Atkelta, 24, a foreign citizen from Sudan, describes how he committed rape 'cruelly taking advantage of complainant's disability'. After breaking into home of Tel Aviv woman, said, ‘I want sex, say one word, I'll kill you’

A handicapped woman was sleeping in her Tel Aviv home when she was awakened by the voice of a man who had broken in. Within minutes, the man overpowered her, slammed her head into the floor, and raped her. This is described in the indictment filed Monday against Brehan Atkelta, 24, a foreign national from Sudan.


The man broke into the victim’s home a week-and-a-half ago, and according to the indictment, took a large knife and threatened to kill the victim if she did not allow him to have his way.


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The indictment filed in District Court stated that the intruder covered the mouth and nose of the disabled woman and threatened her using a kitchen knife, "I am Sudanese, do you know what a Sudanese is? I am not a human being, I am crazy, I am a murderer. I killed two people, I decided to kill another three people and then commit suicide, the police are chasing after me.”


The victim tried to offer the defendant money, but he rejected the offer, knocked her to the floor again, took a larger knife and threatened her, saying: "I want sex, if you say one word I'll kill you with the knife.”


Despite repeated requests, the accused rammed the woman's head hard a few times. The complainant tried to prevent him from hurting her but he continued his actions, demanded her money and told her that if she possessed more than NIS 100, the amount she said she had, he would kill her. The defendant then threatened the complainant that if she called the police he would return and kill her, and he fled the scene.


The Sudanese was charged with rape, sodomy, indecent assault and robbery. The prosecution requested he be detained until the end of proceedings, noting that his DNA was found at the scene. In their request they further noted that "the defendant committed the offense while using serious violence, threats, intimidation and the use of weapons other than firearms, while brutally taking advantage of the complainant’s disability."



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