The indictment, filed by attorney Renana Levy of the Central District Prosecutor's Office, reveals that the man volunteered at the Ashdod synagogue, distributing food, from 2013 to 2016 and used to pray at the place regularly.
Throughout this period and about every other day, according to indictment, he committed sodomy and indecent acts on the child on multiple occasions in the afternoon hours. The acts were usually committed in an internal room near the synagogue's kitchen.
The attacker allegedly warned the child numerous times, holding a kitchen knife to this throat and threatening to murder him if he told anyone about the acts. In some cases, he would place a large kitchen knife on the table.
In 2016, the boy began praying at a different synagogue and the attacker stopped harassing him.