Probes launched in abuse of foster kids and negligence of guardianship authority in Khabarovsk Territory

The Khabarovsk Territory Office of the Investigative Committee continues an investigation against a male guardian suspected of rape under Article 131 of the RF Criminal Code.

According to investigators, the man systematically sexually abused 5 girls under his guardianship from September 2012 to February 2017. By now the man has been arrested.

As officials of the guardianship authorities failed to properly discharge their duty or discover the crimes, they are now under investigation into negligence under Part 1 of Article 293 of the RF Criminal Code.

The investigators are going to see how the children had got under guardianship, find out the reasons for and contributing factors of the crimes and if the guardianship authorities checked the conditions the children were living and brought up under in the guardianship family.

Unfortunately this is not the single case when foster children have suffered from the wrongdoings of their guardianships. Outrageous incidents of abusing foster children have recently been revealed in Magadan and Volgograd Regions. The guardianship authorities often fail to oversee the life of children in foster families. In such cases investigators look thoroughly not only into all the circumstances surrounding the crimes against children, but into the reasons for them and contributing factors.