The court quashed the acquittal of the Karelian Chapter of «Memorial»

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Karelia Supreme court on Thursday overturned the conviction of the head of the Karelian branch of «memorial» Yuri Dmitriev, who was acquitted in the case of the production of pornographic materials with participation of minors adopted daughter, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the court Yulia Ermakova.

Petrozavodsk city court on April 5 Dmitrieva was acquitted on two counts but found him guilty on the third — about the illegal possession of the main parts of a firearm.

«The verdict is cancelled, the case sent for retrial,» — said Ermakova.

Earlier, lawyer Victor Anufriev has told RIA Novosti that the investigation failed to detect nine of naked girls taken Dmitriev. According to the lawyer, four pictures are taken when the girl was four years, four more photos — when she was five and a half years, and the last photo was taken when the child was seven years old.

The lawyer said that in the final version Dmitriev was charged under three articles: «sexual abuse committed against a person, obviously not reached 12-summer age» (up to 12 years of imprisonment), «Use of minors in producing pornographic materials or objects, in respect of a person under 14 years of age» (till 15 years of imprisonment) and «Illegal circulation of the weapon or its main parts» (up to four years of imprisonment).

According to the investigation, Dmitriev for several years photographing naked little stepdaughter for making pornography, and illegally kept the main part of the single-barreled fowling piece, in which design improvised way changes were made.

Under article «Illegal circulation of the weapon or its main parts» Dmitriev was appointed as the restriction of freedom for 2.5 years, on the other he was acquitted.

Dmitriev had been under arrest from December 2016 to January 2018, and then released under recognizance not to leave. The state Prosecutor asked to appoint Dmitriev nine years in a strict regime colony. The accused pleads not guilty. The defense had previously reported that the lack of evidence in the case is confirmed by the results of the two examinations.-0-

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