Israeli President in sex storm scandal
Based on long pending complaints by five women, Israeli Police have said that the country?s President Moshe Katsav should be charged with rape, sexual assault and fraud.Updated: Oct 16, 2006 13:06 IST
Based on long pending complaints by five women, Israeli Police have said that the country’s President Moshe Katsav should be charged with rape, sexual assault and fraud.
Investigators made their recommendation at a meeting with Attorney General Meni Mazuz, who will make the final decision, reported The Sun.
The case against 60-year-old Katsav is based on complaints by the five women who allege that he made ‘unwanted sexual advances’ since he became President, and earlier when he was a government minister.
The investigation began earlier this year after a former employee alleged he forced her to have sex under the threat of the sack.
Katsav, who was quizzed by the police at his official residence, has denied all the claims.
A probe is said to have found evidence that could lead to charges involving pardons Katsav granted. Meanwhile, cops are still investigating claims of disrupting a police inquiry and harassing a witness.
First Published: Oct 16, 2006 13:06 IST