Tel Aviv teacher indicted for rape of 12-year-old student
A middle school teacher in Tel Aviv was indicted Monday for allegedly raping a 12-year-old student along with other sexual offenses. Gag order placed on most of charges against 37-year-old Yotam Okon.
The story came to light when one of the mothers at the Tel Aviv school came across a WhatsApp conversation Okon was having with her daughter in which the teacher asked the student to perform indecent acts, received explicit pictures from her and invited her to his home, the Ynet news site reported.
Okon was fired from his job five months earlier, evidently due to similar allegations against him. However, the Education Ministry failed to pass along the relevant information to the police and the probe was only opened when several of the girls filed police complaints of their own.