Israel's president ‘should be charged with rape’
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
"There is sufficient evidence indicating that in several cases ... the president carried out acts of rape, forced sexual acts, sexual acts without consent and sexual harassment," the Israeli police said in a statement.Not for lack of criminality, I assure you.
The recommendation was made during a meeting between police investigators and Meni Mazuz, the Israeli attorney general, who will decided whether the president should face trial.
According to the statement, the police also believe that there is enough evidence to bring charges of fraud and malfeasance in office over the granting of pardons by the president, as well as charges for carrying out illegal wire-taps.
Accusations that Katsav disrupted a police investigation and harassed a witness are still being investigated.
The charges would be the most serious ever brought against a serving Israeli official and Katsav is immune from standing trial unless he is impeached by parliament.