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Israel's ex-president Katsav guilty of rape
Tel Aviv, December 30, 2010
First Published: 13:51 IST(30/12/2010)
Last Updated: 13:54 IST(30/12/2010)

An Israeli court found former President Moshe Katsav guilty of rape on Thursday, media reports said, convictions of unprecedented gravity for a head of the Jewish state.

Katsav, president from 2000 to 2007, had denied the charges of rape, molestation or harassment lodged by three ex-aides.

He may now try to contest the Tel Aviv district court's verdict, and what could be a lengthy jail sentence, in the Supreme Court.

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