Saratov ex-police officer sentenced for pimping

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Court in Saratov sentenced a former police officer and his boyfriend for seven and a half years and seven years imprisonment respectively on charges of organizing prostitution and rape, reported on Monday the SUCK in the region.

The investigation and the court found that, in 2017, Vladimir Zhikharev and his friend Bogdan Starodumov out of selfish motives through persuasion, threats, promises a variety of material goods involved in prostitution four girls ranging in age from 17 years to 21 years, for which they were looking for «customers» were transmitted to them girls and received money for services rendered. In addition, according to SK, in April 2017 the defendants in the apartment, raped a local woman.

«The verdict 24-year-old Zhihareva appointed punishment in the form of 7,5 years of imprisonment in a penal colony with deprivation of the right to occupy posts in public authorities for a period of 3 years, 25-year-old Starodumova — 7 years of imprisonment with serving in a colony of General regime», — stated in the message.

Depending on the role of each, the court found the defendants guilty of crimes under articles of the criminal code «Organization of prostitution, Involvement into prostitution, committed by a group of persons upon a preliminary collusion», «Rape», «Violent actions of sexual character». In addition, the former police officer was found guilty under article «Excess of powers of office».

As explained by RIA Novosti in the press service of the regional Central Directorate of interior Ministry, the police officer dismissed from the internal Affairs on negative grounds, and his immediate leaders brought to disciplinary responsibility.