The statute of limitations should not be applied in cases of sexual crimes, given the trauma inflicted on victims and difficulty it takes to come forward, according to Orit Sulitzeanu, executive director of the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel. She also noted that in general, the vast majority of sexual crime cases are either closed, or end in a settlement. Against the backdrop of recent outrage over the sexual assault allegations against Zaka founder Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, and the lesser charges brought against another man, Yarin Sherf, in the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl, Sulitzeanu told KAN reporter Naomi Segal that special courts should be created to deal with sexual crime cases, in which all relevant authorities have proper training and sensitivity to address the matter.