Jaffa flea market vendors charged in rape of American tourist


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Jaffa flea market vendors were indicted in the rape and assault of an American tourist.

The Tel Aviv District Attorney’s Office filed an indictment against the men on Sunday.

The names of the victim, 25, and her attackers, aged 39 and 44, are under a gag order.

The woman allegedly was assaulted in a jewelry store in the flea market and then raped in a nearby clothing store in the middle of the day, according to reports.

The prosecution filed a request with the court to hold the men in police custody until the end of the case. It also requested that the court take the woman’s testimony early so that she can return to the United States.

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