30 Dec 2010

Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav guilty of rape

9:58 pm on 30 December 2010

Former President of Israel, Moshe Katsav, has been found guilty of rape by a court in Tel Aviv.

He had faced two allegations of rape by an employee when he was tourism minister in the 1990s.

He was also accused of later sexual offences reports the BBC.

The judges said they believed the evidence of Woman A, whose testimony had led to both charges of rape.

Moshe Katsav resigned from the post of ceremonial head of state in 2007 and was indicted in March 2009.