Soldier avoids jail time after accused of sexually abusing women — reports

A soldier stationed with a unit that mans the Iron Dome missile defense system has been charged with sexual abuse and harassment, after five female soldiers accused him of taking intimate pictures of them, Channel 13 reports.

According to Channel 13, the soldier reached a bargain with the army prosecutor, and was sentenced to only four months of military-related labor, rather than any jail time.

The soldier was accused of reaching out to the women online and getting them to undress during video chat sessions, during which he took photos and videos of them, the channel says.

The case is the latest of a series of scandals within the military regarding sexual abuse. Earlier this month, an officer was arrested on accusations that he used a hidden camera to take pictures of female soldiers under his command and others.

In a statement, the IDF notes that the Iron Dome soldier was also ordered to pay damages to the complainants and was demoted to the rank of private.

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