Two Brothers From Netanya Indicted for Raping Younger Sister

Prosecutors indict two men, 21 and 20, for allegedly molesting, raping younger sister over period of six years.

Prosecutors on Thursday indicted two Netanya brothers, 21 and 20, for allegedly raping their younger sister, 15, in a number of instances spanning a period of six years.

According to the indictment, which was submitted to Tel Aviv District Court, the brothers resided with their mother in Netanya while their sister lived in various shelters and orphanages, visiting her family periodically.

The older brother is alleged to have molested his younger sister, rubbing his body against hers and attempting to stroke her during one of her visits in 2001. In addition, the brother is alleged to have raped her during the last Passover holiday at their grandmother's home in Netanya.

The brother has also been charged with aggravated assault against a police officer after striking a policemen in the face following a court hearing on extending his remand. The assault allegedly occurred after the officer asked the suspect to finish his conversation with his parents and to accompany him into custody.

The younger brother is alleged to have raped the sister after showing her pornographic pictures from the computer during Passover of 2002 and 2003.