The Tomsk Regional Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and operative officers of Regional Directorates of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Federal Security System detained a 60-year-old man suspected of committing a series of offences against sexual freedom in Strezhevoy city during 15 years.
According to investigation data, from 2004 to 2017 in Strezhevoy of Tomsk Region an unidentified person committed several episodes of attacks on women involving sexual violence. Basing on preliminary data, investigation had grounds to assume that the offences were committed by a same person, therefore the probes were combined in one.
During investigation of the probe officers of the Regional Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia visited Strezhevoy for over 20 times to coordinate investigative and operative activities aimed to solve the crimes. The Main Forensics Directorate (Forensics Centre) of the Investigative Committee of Russia constantly provided practical and methodological assistance to the investigation.
Carrying out an additional genotypic examination during examination of material evidence using modern forensic means and methodologies resulted in discovered DNA-profile that led to identification of the suspect. The perpetrator is a 60-year-old Strezhevoy citizen. The suspect was identified by one of the victims.
At present, the detainee is accused of committing offences under Paragraph C of Part 2 of Article 131 of the Criminal Code of Russia (as amended on 26.07.2004), Paragraph B of Part 2 of Article 131 (two episodes), Paragraph B, Part 2 of Article 132 of the Criminal Code of Russia (two episodes). The investigation seeks from the court the pre-trial custody for the detainee.
At present, investigators are carrying out work aimed to prove the evidence: interrogating witnesses and arranging forensic examinations. The criminal investigation is ongoing.