Chelyabinsk security officials convicted for maintaining brothel

Chelyabinsk security officials convicted for maintaining brothel

In the Chelyabinsk region, EMERCOM and MIA officers operated a brothel disguised as a bathhouse.

The Court of Kyshtym found them guilty and sentenced to suspended terms.

According to the regional ICR's press service, in the period from September 2013 to July 2014, Aleksandr Gulyaev, residing in Kyshtym, and his friends, police officers Vadim Abdulvagizov and Anton Novitsky, as well as EMERCOM officer Konstantin Plaksin, were renting out a bathhouse. At the same time, the main direction of the facility's activity was to provide sex services. Among other things, the owners of the saloon would send their 'female workers' to other baths of the city.

After reviewing all the investigation materials, the court convicted all of the four suspects. They were found guilty of part 1 item a part 2 of Art. 241 of the Russian Criminal Code (Organization of Prostitution). The former police officers received 3 years' imprisonment on probation; as for the former EMERCOM officer and their common friend, they were sentenced to 2 years on probation. The latter two evaded punishment due to the amnesty.⁠

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