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Serial sex offender Alon Kastiel released from jail as court rejects appeal

Real estate promoter and Tel Aviv nightlife figure Alon Kastiel arrives at the Hermon Prison in the northern part of Israel to begin serving his sentence for sex offenses, August 26, 2018. (Meir Vaknin/Flash90)
Real estate promoter and Tel Aviv nightlife figure Alon Kastiel arrives at the Hermon Prison in the northern part of Israel to begin serving his sentence for sex offenses, August 26, 2018. (Meir Vaknin/Flash90)

Serial sex offender Alon Kastiel is released from jail after a court rejects a petition from state prosecutors against his early release.

Last month, a prison parole board decided to grant Kastiel early release.

Kastiel, 40, a nightclub owner, was sentenced to four years and nine months in 2018 in a plea bargain that saw him confess to sexual offenses against four women.

Over a dozen women had filed police complaints against Kastiel, including for rape. He was eventually convicted of one charge of attempted rape, forced indecent acts, indecent acts and sexual harassment.

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