Policemen used kids to blackmail pedophiles

Policemen used kids to blackmail pedophiles

In Moscow police officers have been arrested for covering brothels for pedophiles.

Among the detained is the Head of the Criminal Investigation of one of Moscow police departments. They are suspected of protection racket of brothels with children, said the TASS, citing sources in Moscow’s law enforcement bodies.

According to the source, the law enforcers lured pedophiles, involving underage boys, and then demanded money from the criminals to avoid opening a criminal case. The Interfax reported that for sexual services the officers would hire people online, including teens.

8 people have been arrested including three civilians, three current policemen and two former policemen. The Life, however, reported about 11 detainees. Among them are employees of the Ivanovskoye Department of Internal Affairs in the Eastern Federal District, where a network of brothels was found.

"On October, 1 the investigator intends to go to court with the petition to remand the defendants in custody", the spokesman said.

At the moment, the policemen are charged with Creation of a Criminal Community and Participation Therein (Article 210 of the Criminal Code).

The media do not yet have official confirmation of this information from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Investigative Committee of Russia.

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