Wednesday, July 12, army prosecutors presented to the military court in Jaffa indictment against S. corporal serving in one of the combat units. S. is accused of rape and indecent assault against a soldier from the same part.
The prosecution requested to extend the period of detention of a soldier in custody until the trial, but the court extended the arrest of S. just for two weeks and upheld a ban on the publication of the personalities of the accused and the victim, and the name of the military unit.
From the text of the indictment shows that the soldiers spent time in the nightclub where defendant tried to kiss the girl. She said she is not interested in an intimate relationship with a young man.
After hanging out at the club soldiers stayed overnight at a colleague, as public transport was not. The house of the girl soldiers again tried to persuade her to intimate relationships, and when she refused, raped her.
During the investigation, the soldier confirmed that between him and the girl had sexual relations, however according to the defendant, they were carried out by mutual agreement.
Add that on 12 July, the commander of the southern command of the IDF major General Eyal Zamir was removed from the post of Lieutenant Colonel fly … priest, who entered into an intimate relationship with his subordinate battalion «Karakal».
The day before Cohen was suspended from office for 30 days following an investigation by the military police. However, on 12 July, the commander of the district announced the decision to suspend Lieutenant Colonel Cohen from office. However, he had to resign from his post in the coming weeks, without connection with the investigation.
It is noted that the investigation was conducted in the framework of the zero-tolerance policy of chief of staff Gadi Gadi eizenkot to sexual relations between commanders and subordinates in the army. It does not matter whether this relationship is consensual or not.