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Former Israeli President Found Guilty on Rape Charges

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Former President Moshe Katsav has been found guilty by an Israeli court on two counts of rape and sexual harassment.   He initially agreed to a plea bargain that would have required him to admit to a lesser charge of sexual misconduct but later withdrew from that agreement so that he could stand trial.

The verdict was issued on Thursday in Tel Aviv, where Katsav may face other sexual misconduct charges involving a further two women.  The two pending incidents are alleged to have taken place in the 1990s when he served as Israel’s tourism minister.

The Jerusalem Post says during the court proceeding, the judges said the accusers had complained that Mr. Katsav had forced them to write love letters to him, in order to make it appear that their allegations were false.

During the proceedings on Thursday women’s rights groups demonstrated outside of the court as a show of solidarity with his accusers.

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