After months of investigation, an indictment has been filed against Brig. Gen. Ofek Buchris for rape, sodomy, assault and misconduct charges. The indictment contains information detailing the many incidents during which Buchris violated the complainants, a female officer and a female soldier who served under his command at the time.
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Today (Thursday), an indictment was filed against Brig. Gen. Ofek Buchris for rape, sodomy, assault and misconduct charges. The decision to file the indictment was made by the Military Advocate General following an extensive investigation, which included polygraph tests and confrontations between the accused and the complainants. The military police investigation ended in May and during the investigation, no evidence that suggests that the complainants had motive to discredit the senior level officer’s name was discovered.
The indictment contains details regarding several incidents during which Buchris violated the complainants. It appears that the Military Advocate General decided to adopt the full version of the complainants’ stories and filed a serious indictment against the senior level IDF officer. All of the incidents listed in the indictment occurred when Buchris was the Golani Brigade head commander.
One the of incidents listed in the indictment took place in Buchris’ office: “While the complainant came [to the office] in order to work, he kissed her on her lips with his hands wrapped around her body, against her will, as she did not respond to his actions. He only ceased when a female officer opened the door to his office.”