Criminal investigation on the murder of two juveniles in Yaroslavl oblast is finalized

The Main Investigation Directorate of the Russian Investigative Committee has finalized the criminal investigation against Mr. Vitaly Molchanov, resident of the Yaroslavl oblast, accused of attempted rape and sexual assault against two juveniles, their murder and abuse of corpse.

Mr. Molchanov lived in the Rybinsk city, Yaroslavl oblast, with a cohabitant and her two young daughters. According to the investigation, on the night of September 14-15, 2020, he was alone at his home with the children of his cohabitant who was at work, Mr. Molchanov attempted to rape one of the young girls and sexually assaulted the other. Then he killed them and committed abuse of corpses.

As a result of well-planned actions of the investigators of the Main Investigative Directorate, Mr. Molchanov was promptly detained, he was charged and imposed a restraint as custody. Previously, the defendant has already been trialed for committing particularly serious crimes.

Within a comprehensive forensic psychological and psychiatric examination, the accused was declared sane.

The investigation collected a sufficient evidence base, so the criminal case with the approved indictment was submitted to court for consideration on the merits.