Stepmother detained on Arbat boy facing 15 days of arrest

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in fotoracconti police on the streets of MoscowStepmother detained on Arbat boy facing 15 days of arrest© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

In relation to the stepmother of the child arrested for begging in the centre of Moscow, made the Protocol on an administrative offence under article «disobedience to a lawful order of a police officer», according to Moscow police.

Sanctions under this article provide for a penalty of from five hundred to one thousand roubles or arrest for the term up to fifteen days.

Nine year old boy detained on may 27 on the Arbat, where he recited poetry and, according to a source in law enforcement bodies, asked passers-by money. Together with her stepmother he was taken to the police station, where later his father picked him up.

As a result against the father of the child was drawn up a Protocol on administrative violation under the article «Failure of parents or other legal representatives of the responsibilities for the maintenance and education of minors».

Later the police apologized to the boy.