The Altai Regional Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia finished a probe into chief specialist of Educational Department of Zarinsk Administration. She is accused of committing an offense under Part 1 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code of Russia (neglect of duty).
According to investigation, the worker of the Educational Department was responsible for organization of work with orphan children and children left without parental care, including inspection of their living condition in substitution families. In 2018 the convict became aware of facts of systematic humiliation and violence against adopted children committed by a guardian from Zarinsky District. Thus, the woman used minor excuses to punish the children morally and physically. Having enough experience and qualification, the worker of the Educational Department failed to take measures to carry out proper inspections upon facts of using violence and violations of children's rights in the substitution family and didn't suspend the guardian from discharge of duty in raising minors.
The Regional Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia brought the guardian to criminal responsibility; in July 2019 the court found her guilty of failure to discharge duties of raising minors, torture and intentional infliction of medium bodily harm to a minor.
During preliminary investigation the official didn't admit her guilt of neglect of duty. Upon investigative motion the court suspended her from discharge of her duties. The investigation gathered enough evidence; therefore, the criminal case with the approved indictment was sent to the court to be tried on the merits.