Yekaterinburg court arrests one of three rapist policemen

Yekaterinburg court arrests one of three rapist policemen
Police officers Vadim Mustafin (left-hand) and Vyacheslav Tropin (right-hand)

The second defendant was placed under house arrest, and the third remained in detention.

The Leninsky District Court of Yekaterinburg has jailed officer Andrei Bessarabov, accused of raping a 22-year-old Kazakh woman, until October 19. His alleged partner in crime Vadim Mustafin was placed under house arrest for the same period, Znak reports. The third accused, Vyacheslav Tropin, will be kept in detention for another 48 hours.

The detention of the suspects was carried out by the Department of Internal Investigations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Sverdlovsk Region. All three Yekaterinburg police officers were charged with a gang rape by prior conspiracy (part 2 of Art. 131 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and part 2 of Art. 132 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Officers of the Central Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia are on their way to the region.

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