Rape charge to be dropped against senior-level IDF officer

The State and Brig. Gen. Ofek Buchris’s attorneys are negotiating a plea bargain according to which the rape charge will be dropped from the indictment and the senior-level officer will plead guilty and be convicted of sexual misconduct.
Brig. Gen. Buchris Photo credit: Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

The Military Prosecution and Brig. Gen. Ofek Buchris’s attorneys have negotiated a plea bargain according to which the rape charge will be dropped from the indictment and he will plead guilty to sexual assault and misconduct charges. The IDF senior-level officer will receive a suspended sentence and be demoted to the rank of colonel.

According to details of the settlement, Brig. Gen. Ofek Buchris will plead guilty to sexual offenses but the rape charge against him will be dropped. In the coming days, the complainants will be summoned to express their position on the settlement and if they oppose it then the case will return to the Military Prosecutor for review.

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As reported by JOL, an indictment was filed against Buchris for rape, sodomy, assault and misconduct charges.


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