Moscow court takes convict for pedophilia into custody on suspicion of espionage
Yevgeny Yanko is suspected of spying for Ukraine.
The Lefortovo Court of Moscow take Yevgeny Yanko, suspected of espionage, into cusoty, RBC reported referring to the court's press service.
“On September 12, the court granted the investigation’s petition, and ruled on taking Yevgeny Yanko into custody for the period of two months, until November 12,” the press service said.
Yanko is suspected of committing a crime under Art. 276 of CCRF (espionage). A source of TASS familiar with the investigation said that Yanko is suspected of spying for Ukraine.
According to the agency, in April this year, Yanko, 47, was sentenced by a Sevastopol court to 19 years of imprisonment for violent sexual acts against minors. Since 2005, on the territory of Sevastopol, he raped 16 girls aged from eight to 11 years.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.