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We were the international Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCASA); and were dedicated to ending sexual violence in Jewish communities globally. We did our best to operate as the make a wish foundation for Jewish survivors of sex crimes. In the past we offered a clearinghouse of information, resources, support and advocacy.
Confessed to sodomizing and sexually abusing two male youths and one female youth he met via the Internet.
There are several people who go by the name of Moti Lahav. The individual discussed on this page was born around 1964. If you have more information on this case, please forward it to The Awareness Center.
Man indicted for sexually abusing youth he met on the Internet
By Eli Ashkenazi, Haaretz Correspondent
Haaretz - April 04, 2004 Nisan 13, 5764
An indictment was filed in Nazareth District Court on Sunday against a 40-year-old man accused of sodomizing and sexually abusing two male youths and one female youth he met via the Internet.
The accused, Moti Lahav of Migdal Ha'emek, admitted connections to the charges against him.
The affair was exposed some five months ago when the female youth, a resident of the north, filed a rape complaint against Lahav. A police investigation revealed he would chat with youths on ICQ, telling them he was 20 years old. He even sent photographs to the youths in which he appeared to be 20 years old.
The first meeting with the girl came when Lahav offered to provide her with support when she broke up with her boyfriend. He came to her community where he sexually abused her. The next day, Lahav returned to the girl's home where he again sexually abused and sodomized her against her will.
The two other incidents were exposed during the course of the police investigation. Lahav would steer Internet chats with youths to the subject of sex and would convince them to allow him to come to their homes, where he would abuse them.
Lahav met with one of the male youths after Lahav promised him he would arrange him work as a deejay. The second youth he met in a Haifa club. He sexually abused and raped these two youths as well.
Police said the investigation was complicated and involved "horrifying incidents." In order to uncover information on the suspect's computer, the northern district fraud squad participated in the investigation. Their examination of Lahav's computer revealed he had made contact with other youths aside from the three directly involved in the current charges.
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