YEKATERINBURG, August 10 (Itar-Tass) — Yekaterinburg’s police officers serving at the city’s police department are suspected of receiving a bribe from a man suspected of committing 26 episodes of abuse of ten young boys.
Press service of the regional Investigative Division of Russia’s Investigative Committee reported on Wednesday, that the police promised for the cash offered not to draw the pedophile to criminal liability over claims of parents of children affected by sexual abuse.
“A criminal case was opened over receiving a bribe for action /inaction/ in favor of the bribe giver, committed by a group of persons by prior collusion, ” the press service said adding that the alleged pedophile had been arrested and is in custody now.
Current investigative checking will find out all circumstances of the offence.
A similar case occurred earlier in Blagoveshchensk, where a man suspected of raping a 7-year-old girl was released from custody. As a result, the locals almost organized a mob law on him. Soon the suspect was detained. Now, a criminal case over abuse of power is opened against Blagoveshchensk’s former investigator.