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Thursday, 28 June 2007

State agrees to drop rape charges against Katsav

The state has agreed in principle to drop the rape charges in the indictment due to be filed in court against President Moshe Katsav as part of a plea bargain arrangement reached between his lawyers and the prosecution.

Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz is expected to announce the details of the arrangement next week.

He must first inform the women who complained to police about the president's alleged sexual behavior towards them about the details of the agreement.

According to reports, in return for dropping the rape charges, Katsav will agree to admit having had sexual relations with one of the four women whose complaints are included in the charges.