A court has recognized the evidence gathered by the Yaroslavl Region Office of the Investigative Committee as sufficient to convict 3 local women. Depending on the role of each one, they were found guilty of a number of crimes against children: torturing under Part 2, items “a”, “d” and “f” of Article 117, deliberate infliction of grievous bodily harm entailing death under Part 4 of Article 111 and failure to do the duty of a parent under Article 156 of the RF Criminal Code.
According to investigators, a woman from the settlement of Moseitsevo, Rostov District, Yaroslavl Region named Lyubimova lived in a detached house and had 6 daughters. She had a farm with two of her acquaintances – Gusmanova and Semyonova. In Novembr 2014, Gusmanov beat a 13-year-old girl because she refused to eat and did poor job around the house. The girl died of the injuries. In addition, between January 2009 and August 2014, all of the accused regularly beat the children. The girls’ mother did not let them go to school, so they had had to have some classes at home. When the woman was detained, the girls’ level of education was much lower that it should have been in their age.
The court has sentenced Gusmanova to 12 years in a minimum-security correctional facility, Lyubimova to 5 years in a minimum-security correctional facility and Semyonova to 5 years and 6 months in a minimum-security correctional facility.
While looking into the crime, the investigators also discovered that former head of the guardianship office of the Rostov District Department of Education had done poor job. The woman was charged with negligence under Part 1 of Article 293 and negligence entailing death of a person under Part 2 of Article 293 of the RF Criminal Code. According to investigators, despite a lot of facts suggesting direct threat to lives of the children, the official failed to take exhaustive and adequate steps to prevent the crimes. Her case is being tried in the court.