Primorsky Communist Party deputy arrested in child molestation case

The defense intends to appeal the arrest, and the deputy continues to go on a hunger strike, demanding a polygraph test. The man was suspected of showing an 11-year-old child “an intimate object” and told about its purpose

Artem Samsonov

In Primorye, the court sent under arrest the deputy of the local legislative assembly Artyom Samsonov, who is suspected of child molestation, according to the website of the regional office of the UK.

Samsonov's defense does not agree with the arrest and intends to appeal against him. “ We believe that the goals referred to by the investigation can be achieved by a milder measure of restraint, house arrest, '' & mdash; told RIA Novosti lawyer of the deputy Natalya Kasilova.

According to her, Samsonov continues to go on a hunger strike, demanding an independent examination on a polygraph.

According to the investigation, Samsonov showed the 11-year-old child “ an object of an intimate nature and gave him information about its purpose. '' A criminal case was initiated against the deputy under clause “ b '' h. 4 tbsp. 132 of the Criminal Code (committing acts of a sexual nature using the helpless state of the victim under the age of fourteen). The maximum sentence under this article is 20 years in prison.

According to the Telegram channel Amur Mash, the deputy showed a sex toy to an 11-year-old boy while relaxing on the beach in Vladivostok and told about its purpose. According to REN TV, we are talking about the events of two years ago.

After the arrest, Samsonov went on a hunger strike in disagreement with the accusations of the investigation, Kasilova said. According to her, the deputy's pressure jumped, an ambulance was called for him. The man also felt bad in court, from where he was taken away in an ambulance.

Since 2016 Samsonov has been holding the posts of First Secretary of the Vladivostok branch of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Deputy Head of the Committee of the Legislative Assembly of the Primorsky Territory on Regional Policy and Legality … In the September elections, he ran for the State Duma, but finished second in his constituency, behind the candidate from United Russia.

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