Israeli soldiers arrested on charges of raping 15 year-olds
An Israeli soldier covers his face from the dust during a military exercise in the Golan Heights, norhtern Israel, 21 August 2012. . EPA/ABIR SULTANThree Israeli Air Force instructors were arrested on charges that they allegedly raped nine 15 year-old female students, ynetnews.com reported.
The soldiers were accused of rape, statutory rape and sexual harrasment of students under their supervision, and were arrested by military police. One of the three was released following his arrest, but the other two remain in detention.
The police reportedly have no proof of coercion, although the details of the abuse remain unknown. Some of the victims may have been romantically involved with the suspects, according to ynetnews.com.
An investigation into the matter is ongoing.