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21-year-old suspected of selling nude images online to be kept under arrest

A 21-year-old suspected of disseminating nude photos and videos of hundreds of Israeli women will remain under arrest, after a judge accepted a police appeal against a decision to release him to house arrest.

The young man will remain in custody until at least Monday.

Police had argued that as they had yet to get their hands on the man’s accomplices, freeing him could undermine the investigation.

The man was arrested on suspicion that he traded images and videos of naked women and girls on the internet without their permission or knowledge.

Some of the media featured minors as young as 14, police said.

The suspect, 21, was arrested at his home in Ofakim in the south of the country following an undercover operation by the Tel Aviv region police department’s cybercrime unit.

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