Soldier arrested for impersonating girl online, sexually abusing 13-year-old

A 20-year-old Israel Defense Force soldier has been arrested for serious sexual offenses against a 13-year-old boy, police say.

The soldier — who is male — apparently met the boy, and possibly hundreds of others, by impersonating a girl online, police say.

The soldier was arrested yesterday and his remand was extended by six days by the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court.

Police call on anyone who may have been contacted by the soldier using the profiles shiralevi7035, shiralevi7039 and shiralevi70351 on Instagram to get in touch with investigators.

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