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Court denies house arrest request by IDF officer charged with sex crimes

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Dan Sharoni, an IDF officer accused of sexual offenses, during a court hearing at a military court in Beit Lid, July 24, 2022. (Gideon Markowicz/Flash90)
Dan Sharoni, an IDF officer accused of sexual offenses, during a court hearing at a military court in Beit Lid, July 24, 2022. (Gideon Markowicz/Flash90)

A military court denies the appeal of an officer charged with over 70 counts of sex crimes to be released to house arrest amid his trial.

Lt. Col. Dan Sharoni is accused of filming nude female subordinates without their knowledge, as well as some civilians, over the course of at least eight years.

Sharoni has remained in jail since he was arrested last November. The court denies his appeal to be released to house arrest, citing the risk he still poses.

The officer will remain under arrest until the end of legal proceedings.

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