Israeli Teens Convicted Of Sexual Harassment For Publishing Sexual Video Of Their Classmate

Author:Mr Dotan Hammer
Profession:Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
 
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Two 13 years-old defendants were accused of filming a Facetime call they had with the victim, who was their classmate. The video portrays the victim performing sexual acts that the defendants requested that she perform. The Juvenile Court attempted to avoid convicting the defendants due to their young age, and despite stating that they have committed the offenses attributed to them. The District Court reversed on appeal and convicted the defendants of sexual harassment under the Israeli Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law.

The defendants appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court that ultimately affirmed the District Court's decision. The high court stated that spreading sexual videos, especially those taken without the knowledge and consent of the victim, violate the...

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