Video footage leads to indictment of 3 kibbutzniks for rape
Ironically, suspects gave footage to police themselves to disprove complainant's version of events.
Three Kibbutz Ein Gedi residents were indicted Wednesday on suspicion that they raped two Danish tourists after it was discovered that the suspects filmed themselves assaulting one of the women.
In the film, which was taken with the suspects' cellular phones, the three suspects are seen filming one of the complainants while she is sitting in the car.
The footage shows them telling the woman to "kiss us" and when she says no they then tell her to "have sex with us". When she again refuses, the suspects are seen pulling her out of the car and throwing her down on a grassy field.
Ironically, it was the suspects that handed over the filmed footage to the police, who thought that it would disprove the alleged victim's version of what happened that day.
According to the complainant, she did not go for a ride with the suspects the night of the rape. The suspects showed the footage in order to contradict her.
According to the two tourists, who were staying at the kibbutz for medical treatments, they went to the house of one of the suspects after they had been at the local bar.
According to one of the tourists, while she was in his room, one of the suspects raped her. When she left the room, the other tourist told her that the other two suspects had taken her out into an open field where they had both raped her as well.
The two suspects say they only drove her to her room.