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IDF captain arrested on suspicion of raping female officer
Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.
An Israel Defense Forces officer with the rank of captain has been arrested on suspicion of raping a female officer in his unit, the military says.
In a statement, the IDF confirms a report by the Ynet news site of the investigation, and says the officer would remain in custody until at least Tuesday. The IDF says he is suspected of “serious sex offenses.”
The female officer, who filed a complaint with the Military Police, said the rape took place several months ago, during an outing taken by male and female officers of the unit, the report said.