Haifa Boy Charged With Raping Classmate

A Haifa-area teen was charged yesterday with the rape and sodomizing of a younger schoolmate. At the beginning of last week, the 16-year-old suspect met the 14-year-old female victim, whom he knew previously from school, outside her babysitting job in a Haifa suburb, and asked her to come with him to a warehouse area behind the residential building. According to the charges filed yesterday in Haifa District Court, the youth tried to convince the teenage girl to have sexual intercourse and groped at her. When she refused to do anything but kiss him, he then is alleged to have raped and sodomized her at knifepoint.