Former Defense Ministry Security Guard Arrested For String Of Alleged Child Sex Assaults
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A former security guard for Israel’s Defense Ministry was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting dozens of 6- to 10-year-old children of both genders, the Times of Israel reported.
29-year-old Itay Darki allegedly lurked outside elementary schools in Rishon L’tzion and in Beersheba, where he worked at a high tech company after leaving the Defense Ministry, and assaulted the children in dozens of separate incidents.
A police search of Darki’s property reportedly found evidence that incriminates him, and Darki has reportedly confessed to some, but not all, of the current allegations against him.
Darki’s lawyer urged people to remember that this is the very early stage of the criminal process and there has not yet been a conviction of his client.
Police believe it likely there are even more victims who have not yet come forward, so they asked a court today to allow the publication of Darki’s name and other pertinent in the hopes that would prompt other victims to come forward.
Darki reportedly worked for a private security firm which was retained by the Defense Ministry. Through that private firm, Darki was assigned to the Kirya, Israel’s central military headquarters, between 2009 and 2011.
A previous sexual offense criminal case was opened against Darki in 2008.