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Report: Close Netanyahu Associate Under House Arrest for Sexual Assault

Haaretz reports: A former senior aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been under investigation over the past month and a half on suspicion that he sexually assaulted a woman and is currently under house arrest.

The former aide, who has close ties with Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, was questioned under caution on Tuesday, meaning that he is considered a criminal suspect. He was then released to five days of house arrest.

The story was first reported on Channel 2.According to the television report, the aide offered the woman, who was a performer at a conference he had attended, a ride home to the city where they both lived. The woman sat next to him in the back seat of the car, and he plied her with alcohol against her will and touched her. He allegedly also took her to an apartment where there were other men, and tried to kiss her against her will and refused to allow her to leave, Channel 2 reported.

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