Israeli man sentenced for 2004 rape of teenager in Dormont
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CrimeMoshe Journo sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison

Israeli man sentenced for 2004 rape of teenager in Dormont

The accused fled Pittsburgh after he was released on bond. He was apprehended by Israeli police in 2017.

(Photo by Sora Shimazaki via Pexels)
(Photo by Sora Shimazaki via Pexels)

An Israeli man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl 17 years ago in Dormont has been sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison.

An Allegheny County jury found Moshe Journo, 56, guilty of rape, aggravated indecent assault, sexual assault, statutory sexual assault and indecent assault following a five-day trial last month.

Journo, formerly of Beechview, had been accused of assaulting the teenager in his tanning salon in 2004. After he was released on bond, authorities say he fled the country and remained at large until he was arrested by Israeli police in December 2017. He was extradited to the United States in 2019. PJC

Toby Tabachnick

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