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Israel`s ex-president Katsav guilty of rape, media

30th December 2010 | 1.197 Views
Tel Aviv (ANTARA News/Reuters) - An Israeli court found former President Moshe Katsav guilty of rape on Thursday, media reports said, convictions of unprecedented gravity for a head of the Jewish state.

Katsav, president from 2000 to 2007, had denied the charges of rape, molestation or harassment lodged by three ex-aides. He may now try to contest the Tel Aviv District Court`s verdict, and what could be a lengthy jail sentence, in the Supreme Court.

(E012/H-AK)