A handball coach was convicted on Tuesday of sex crimes against 57 girls and eight women. The Tel Aviv District Court convicted Beno Reinhorn in a plea bargain of raping minors, sodomy, consensual sexual assault in which consent was obtained fraudulently, threats, impersonation and other crimes. Reinhorn, 37, of Herzliya, met his victims on social media while using a false identity. He usually presented himself as being from a modeling agency, an acting troupe or some other position in the entertainment world. He would then use this false identity to persuade his victims to commit sex acts on camera.
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Prosecutors on Sunday indicted a year-old resident of the ultra-Orthodox West Bank settlement of Emmanuel for dozens of alleged sex offenses against underage girls. The indictment handed to Uriah Assis by the Tel Aviv District Court said that over the past four years, he used the internet to abuse at least 45 girls aged 13 to 18, along with several young women over The charges against Assis include rape or sodomy of a minor, indecent assault, sexual harassment, making threats, obstruction of justice and the possession and production of child pornography. According to reports, prosecutors said they added the obstruction of justice charge after Assis sought leniency from police during his interrogation, claiming that he had schizophrenia. But a psychiatric examination found that he was faking the mental illness and was fit to stand trial.
Two soccer players in a top Israeli team were put on leave Saturday as police investigated suspicions that they committed statutory rape by having sex with two underage girls. According to a Channel 13 news report Wednesday, Maccabi Tel Aviv received a complaint the players had sex with girls who were younger than 16 years old, the age of consent in Israel. The network said the high school where the girls study also received the complaint. The players said they met the girls at a party hosted by another Israeli Premier League player, where they exchanged numbers. They later met at the house of one of the players, where they had sex, the report said.
The Adass Israel School sex abuse scandal is a criminal case and extradition dispute regarding allegations of child sex abuse at a religious school in Melbourne , Australia. Victoria Police have laid 74 charges against a former principal , Malka Leifer, concerning conduct from to At least eight victims have come forward, and an investigation is ongoing. The degree of freedom she has enjoyed in Israel has prompted worldwide media coverage and criticism of Israel's justice system ;   activist Manny Waks described the case as "a farce"  and "an embarrassment".