Migrant indicted for attempted rape in Tel Aviv

Migrant indicted for attempted rape in Tel Aviv

22-year-old Sudanese national broke into a home and assaulted a woman and her daughter before the father subdued him

Adiv Sterman is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

An indictment was filed with the Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday against a 22-year-old Sudanese migrant for multiple offenses, including burglary, attempted rape, assault and an indecent act involving a minor.

According to police, two weeks ago, the suspect entered an apartment in the Yad Eliyahu neighborhood through an unlocked window and, after gathering up some items, attempted to sexually assault the family’s daughter, an eight-year-old girl.

The mother, who woke up and attempted to intervene, was stabbed by the intruder.

It was at that point that the father, a martial arts expert, managed to subdue the stranger.

He beat the alleged would-be rapist into unconsciousness, tied him up with a telephone cable, and then called police.

The intruder suffered serious wounds from the assault and when police arrived and was taken to Ichilov Hospital for treatment.

The mother was treated at Wolfson Hospital for her injuries.

Gabe Fisher contributed to this report.

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