Arab Man Guilty of Rape After Telling Fling He Was Jewish

The two met in downtown Jerusalem and had consensual sex in a nearby building...or, at least, Kashur thought it was consensual.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – An Arab man has been found guilty of rape after having consensual sex with a Jewish woman who believed he was also Jewish. Sabbar Kashur, 30, met the woman in downtown Jerusalem and told her that he was a Jewish bachelor who was interested in a long-term relationship. They had consensual sex, but when the woman later discovered he was actually an Arab (and presumably not looking for a long-term relationship, either), she filed rape charges; he was convicted of "rape by deception," reports the Guardian.

"The court is obliged to protect the public interest from sophisticated, smooth-tongued criminals who can deceive innocent victims at an unbearable price—the sanctity of their bodies and souls," one of the judges stated during the verdict. Kashur was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Read the full article.

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