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Israel asks Netherlands to extradite modeling agent accused of sex abuse

Israeli modeling agent Shai Avital (C) poses for a picture with Israeli models during an event on a rooftop in Tel Aviv, on September 17, 2017. (Avshalom Sassoni/ Flash90)
Israeli modeling agent Shai Avital (C) poses for a picture with Israeli models during an event on a rooftop in Tel Aviv, on September 17, 2017. (Avshalom Sassoni/ Flash90)

Israel issues a request to the Netherlands to extradite Shai Avital, a modeling agent wanted on multiple charges of sex abuse.

After evading justice for months, Avital was arrested last month in the Netherlands on 26 charges of sexual harassment and abuse.

A Dutch Court ruled two weeks ago to keep Avital in custody, with the judge explaining that his ruling was necessary to prevent Avital from fleeing the country.

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