Former Israeli president to face rape charges, officials say

Israel’s attorney general will indict former President Moshe Katsav on charges of rape and sexual assault of a number of his employees, the country’s justice ministry said Sunday. Katsav will also be charged with obstruction of justice, Attorney General Menachem Mazuz said in a statement. Katsav had agreed in 2007 to plead guilty to lesser charges and pay a fine in order to avoid jail time, but pulled out of the deal when it came time to enter his plea