Regarding the decision to release him to house arrest, Judge Sarit Zamir said, "We can eliminate or considerably reduce the danger through set, restrictive conditions, and through determining that the suspect will be forbidden from coming into contact with any electronic device that enables access to the web.”
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The suspect, whose name was not cleared for publication, was arrested after an undercover investigation of computer crimes investigators in the Lahav 433 unit.
Information presented to the court indicated that the suspect would introduce himself as a 14-year-old girl. It is suspected that at some point during online chats, he would send those he was speaking with a video of a girl taking off her clothes, and asked them to masturbate. When they agreed, he would record it and disseminate the pictures to pedophilia sites.
When investigators from Lahav 433 reached his user, they discovered a student whose internship had him teaching in primary schools in central Israel.
The suspect's lawyer, Sharon Nahari said, "We welcome the decision of the court which accepted our request for release from detention, even as we were talking about a serious suspicion. Detention is not an advance payment on punishment, and when you neutralize the use of computers and the Internet, the danger fades.”
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