Sexual Assault Probe Closed Against Three Shin Bet Agents

The department said in a statement that the evidence was not enough to continue the investigation

Shin Bet head Nadav Argaman on June 9, 2017.
Olivier Fitoussi

The Justice Ministry’s department for investigation of police officers has closed the investigation into a complaint filed by a Shin Bet security service employee against three other members of the service, one of them senior, whom she accused of sexual harassment and indecent assault.

In a statement to the court in the case of one of the suspects, the department said that the evidence was not substantial enough to prosecute him, and that the investigation file would be passed on to the Civil Service Commission for examination. The woman’s complaint against the two other Shin Bet employees will also be examined by the commission.

The investigation of the three began six months ago after the complaint was filed by the woman, who is herself accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of shekels from the organization in a case that has been subject to a sweeping gag order.

During her trial she claimed that a branch head had sexually harassed her while another employee and his deputy had raped her.