4 arrested, including 3 teens, for raping Tel Aviv woman with mental illness

Suspects aged 15-21 to be kept in custody as police probe allegation they raped woman in abandoned building in Jaffa

Illustrative: Police in Tel Aviv, on May 1, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Illustrative: Police in Tel Aviv, on May 1, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Four residents of Tel Aviv, including two minors, have been arrested on suspicion of raping a 28-year-old woman from Tel Aviv who has a mental illness.

Police said that three of the suspects were arrested on Tuesday, and remanded into custody for at least five further days during a court hearing Wednesday.

The fourth suspect was arrested Wednesday and is slated to be remanded on Thursday, police said.

The suspects are aged 21, 18, 17 and 15.

The four are suspected of raping the woman in an abandoned building in the Jaffa, next to Tel Aviv.

According to an initial report, police suspect that one of the suspects had a personal relationship with the victim prior to the incident.

The two had reportedly planned to meet, and despite her opposition, the suspect invited his friends to join them, during which time they allegedly raped her.

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