The accusation of the serial murders of four women in the period from 2009 to 2015 made in Sevastopol to the local resident

Investigative Bodies for Sevastopol served charges on 35 y.o. Pavel Bondarenko for committing four murders of women related to plunder, rape, or violent actions of sexual character (subparagraphs a, z, k of part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Four incidents of robbery with grave bodily harm infliction, four incidents of rape, and one incident violent acts of sexual character are also imputed to him (subparagraph v of 4 of Article 162 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, subparagraph b of Article 131 part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, subparagraph b of part 2 of Article 132 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

As previously was reported, a series of murders of women committed from 2009 to 2015 in the territory of the Nakhimovsky, Leninsky and Gagarinsky districts of Sevastopol has been solved by the employees of the investigation department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for Sevastopol together with criminalists of the central staff of I.C. of Russia.

According to investigators, on January 18, 2009 a corpse of a 60-year old local resident woman was found at Admiral Makarov street of the Nakhimovsky district. Until the recent time the crime remained unsolved. On December 23, 2014 a corpse of a 20-year old student of one of the higher schools of the city was found near the Victory park of the Gagarinsky district. On September 1, 2015 a strangled 37-year old resident of Sevastopol was found near the house at Khrustaleva street of the Leninsky district.

Investigating these crimes, the employees of the Investigative Russian Federation committee joint with criminalists of the investigation department for Sevastopol central administrative board of forensics concurrently examined a lot of unexposed homicides committed in last years. On a larger part of criminal cases not solved by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies research was again conducted with application of the newest methods and use of forensics appliances were not presented in Sevastopol before. On the basis of all the data received which are not divulged in the interests of investigation, the investigators made a conclusion about involvement of one and the same person into all these crimes. On January 21, 2016 the man was detained and taken into custody by the court.

At present involvement of the suspect in fourth murder of a Sevastopol resident (a 26 y.o. girl perpetrated on December 16, 2010 near the house at Pobedy Avenue of the Nakhimovsky district) was established by the employees of the investigation department together with colleagues from the criminal investigation department of the Department of the Russian Interior for Sevastopol.

All crimes were committed the late evening in one manner: the intoxicated accused was attacking unfamiliar women, committing rapes, stealing off victims jewel products and other valuable things, after which he cruelly killed them with suffocation. In the course of testimony check in the places of commission the man showed and told about circumstances of crimes committed by him in the field.

All circumstances of committed crimes are being established by investigation. In addition, Bondarenko's possible involvement in committing similar crimes is being confided. The investigation of the criminal case continues.

After formation of the bodies of the Investigative committee of Russia in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol our investigators and criminalists conducted an audit of all unsolved crimes which were committed in the territory of a peninsula when it belonged to Ukraine. There were very many such matters. It should be noted that the Russian investigators since the moment of establishment of Investigation Committee developed great experience in solving crimes of the last years which they managed to use in Crimea as well. With help of the newest forensics apparatus forensic examinations were again conducted under the modern methodologies which had not been available in Ukraine (psychological expert examination by the videos of investigations, DNA laboratory test result with the subsequent lapse of genotypes into forensics registrations, etc.). Precisely thanks to skilful use of forensics technology, high qualification of investigators and criminalists, as well as thanks to clear organization of work of the investigating bodies of the Investigative committee for the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol more than 200 last years crimes have been solved less than in two years (2014-2015). Among them: over 60 homicides, more than 20 facts of grave bodily harm infliction entailed death of victims and more than 20 rapes and violent acts of sexual character.

By the way, in general, talking of disclosure of crimes of the last years, work on which were one of the priority directions of the activity of Investigation Committee, it is possible to say that almost 36 thousand crimes (including 3341 homicides, 1725 intentional grave bodily harm infliction entailed death) were solved in the country from 2011 to 2015 by the investigators of the Investigative committee in interaction with internal affairs and state security bodies' operational units. Can you imagine how many criminals and villains taken away human's lives could have been walking free but for Investigative Committee work on criminal cases which for many years before its creation started gathering dust. And this work will be continued in a compliance with the principle of punishment inevitability, otherwise our work results confirm this punishment will early or late overtake the guilty one.

Head of Media Relations                                                                                                         V.I. Markin