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Ex-Mexico diplomat wanted on rape charges arrested in Israel

October 3, 2023 at 2:52 pm

Israeli army close all entrances and exits to Al Khalil following the attack, in which one settler is killed and another injured, in Hebron, occupied West Bank on August 22, 2023 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency]

Former Mexican diplomat Andres Roemer, who has been accused of sexual abuse and rape, has been arrested in Israel ahead of his possible extradition, authorities said yesterday, Reuters reported.

Roemer, a former consul general to San Francisco, became embroiled in one of Mexico’s most prominent #MeToo cases after a woman publicly accused him of sexual abuse, prompting others to present similar allegations.

Roemer is facing sexual abuse and rape charges, Mexico City Attorney General Ernestina Godoy has previously said.

In 2021, a Financial Times report cited accusations made by 11 women that Roemer had sexually assaulted them at his home after inviting them there for work meetings.

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