Israeli Father of Seven Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges

According to the police, the 39-year-old man is suspected of raping a girl and boy - both his relatives - as well as committing an indecent act and child abuse.

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David Bachar

Police have arrested a father of seven from the Rishon Lezion area on suspicion that he sexually abused multiple children, including his own, over a period of many years.

According to the police, the 39-year-old man is suspected of raping a girl and boy - both his relatives - as well as committing an indecent act and child abuse.

The man returned to Israel about six months ago after living abroad. Police believe he has been a sex offender since his youth. The Petah Tikva Magistrate's Court on Friday extended his remand by 10 days.