Traffic inspector who raped 27 teenage girls and women out of jail for "good behavior"

Traffic inspector who raped 27 teenage girls and women out of jail for "good behavior"
Artur Kositsyn

Artur Kositsyn is known to have unsuccessfully applied for parole in 2017, this time he wins.

The controversial decision was taken in Urals’ Nizhny Tagil. Under the verdict of the Tagilostroevsky district court, Artur Kositsyn, convicted of raping 27 teenage girls and women, has been released on parole. The decision was made in connection with the "good behavior" of the prisoner. The remaining term of 5 years will be replaced with 2 years of correctional labor.

Artur Kositsyn, 38, was a traffic inspector in Moscow, but his private life was way uglier. He filled all the females in Moscow with fear. The sexual maniac would catch women aged 20-25 years in elevators and halls at night and rape them.

After the detention, the investigators managed to prove 27 offences against women. The man was sentenced to 14 years in prison in 2011. After the trial, the ex-officer was sent to colony No. 13 for former policemen in Nizhny Tagil. Artur Kositsyn is known to have unsuccessfully applied for parole in 2017.

Note that a similarly absurd decision was recently taken in Polyarnaya Sova colony for those imprisoned for life. Anvar Masalimov, convicted for life for serial killing and dismembering of people, got out of prison on parole. The maniac was sentenced to death by firing squad in the 1990s, but then the laws changed, and the killer's lawyers managed to find a loophole that helped them mitigate the punishment. The case is unprecedented, since no person sentenced to life imprisonment had been out on parole in Russia before. Some fear this may result in more life prisoners getting out of jail, be it maniacs, murderers or terrorists.

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