Israeli Cop Indicted for Sexually Assaulting Colleagues' Young Daughters

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A man in handcuffs. (Illustrative)Credit: Eyal Warshavsky

A policeman was indicted Thursday for sexually assaulting four girls ages 7 to 16, most of them the daughters of other policemen.

The indictment, filed in the Lod District Court, also charges Boaz Mishori, 45, with breach of trust, obstructing justice and witness tampering. Mishori denies all the charges. 

In 2010, Mishori began working as a community policeman in the West Bank settlement of Ariel with the rank of senior staff sergeant major. He also served as a counselor at a camp for policemen’s children, which is where some of the assaults took place, the indictment said.

Once, Mishori allegedly exploited a session on wearing reflective vests to feel up his campers. Another counselor saw him and informed one camper’s father, who reported it to the police’s Shai (West Bank) District. In another case, a first-grader was at a children’s show by herself when she met Mishori, a friend of her father’s, who was there with his children. He suggested that she sit on his lap during the show, and when she did, he allegedly began touching her vagina. He later met her on other occasions and allegedly did the same thing.

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