What Led a Well-off Israeli Teen to Seduce and Murder a Sex Offender?

Source: haaretz.com 10/25/21

‘A very sensitive kid’ is how classmates describe the 16-year-old accused of murdering a convicted sex offender, after seducing him using Instagram. In a journal, he recounts the murder in detail, including carving a swastika with a knife

About two months ago, the central district of the Israeli State Prosecutor’s Office filed an official indictment on the charge of aggravated murder. The victim: Haim Wizman, a 42-year-old convicted pedophile. His alleged murderer: a 16-year-old minor.

At first glance, that seems to be a mistake. The teenager, whose name cannot be published, lives in an affluent town in central Israel. By all accounts, his family is normative. He himself is a member of the student council, a budding actor, an exceptional writer and even attends a prestigious program for gifted kids at one of the country’s universities.

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They are trying to sugar coat this kid’s crime. Seducing someone, then killing them? This is only something a psychopath is even capable of doing. Even 99% of sex offenders are incapable of doing something like this.

He stabbed the man 30 times, but he’s not a psychopath, he was crying for help. Yeah…ok.

There is a culture of Pedophile trapping in Israel – the “heroes” pretend to be a minor, entice people who have a weakness and then have them arrested. They have no idea that these people are suffering and just need help and support.

“Convicted pedophile”. Convicted of what? Of actually abusing a child? Of child porn possession? Simply being a pedophile isn’t a crime, it’s a medical condition. Treating the condition as a crime prevents people suffering from pedophilia from seeking help. It’s counter-productive to actually reducing sexual crimes against minors. But I’m preaching to the choir here.