Israel's Former Deputy Police Chief Convicted of Sexual Harassment

Nissim Mor's conviction may yet be annulled, according to plea bargain agreement.

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Deputy Police Commissioner Nissim Mor, who pled guilty to sexual harassment, in 2014.
Deputy Police Commissioner Nissim Mor, who pled guilty to sexual harassment, in 2014. Credit: Moti Milrod
Almog Ben Zikri
Almog Ben Zikri

The Be’er Sheva Magistrate’s Court has convicted a former deputy police commissioner, Nissim Mor, of sexual harassment and breach of trust.

Mor’s written confession was obtained through a plea bargain, according to which his case will be submitted to the probation service, which will examine whether it is possible to annul the conviction against him.

The prosecution indicted Mor two months ago as part of an agreement with the defense. According to the deal, Mor would admit to the crimes attributed to him in exchange for serving a few months of community service.

The issue of turning to the probation service is noted in the deal which the police investigation unit reached with Mor. The deal also stated that the unit would not object to the move.

The issue of damages paid to the complainants against Mor remained open, and the matter will be brought to the courts for a decision. The prosecution will demand that Mor pay damages to his victims.

The indictment names three counts in which Mor sent sexual text messages to junior, younger female police officers. According to the indictment, in one of the cases policewoman A.A., who was 34 at the time of the incident and had served one year in the police, asked Mor to help her with a procedure as part of a course she was taking.

Consequently, according to the charge sheet, the two met a number of times. Mor admitted that he sent A.A. texts of a sexual nature like “You are so sexy” and “You have such a nice body.” Later, Mor tried to kiss A.A. against her will.

Mor’s attorney, Micha Gabay, told Haaretz that the conviction is not final.

“The court will be required to answer the question of annulling Mor’s conviction, and it’s not over,” he stated.

“In arguments over punishment, which will take place only in February, the judge will decide which punishment to impose on Mor. According to the deal, the judge can annul the conviction.”

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