Southern-the Sakhalin city court of Sakhalin region has sentenced a criminal case against the local inhabitants of the Novel Tutunnikov and Maria Sokolova, as well as a former police officer Nicholas Valera. They were holding women hostage, forcing the captive to provide sexual services for money.
According to the decision of the Russian Themis the former guard Nikolai Filer received punishment in the form of 4,5 years of imprisonment conditionally. A novel Tyutyunnikov will spend 4.5 years in a correctional colony of General regime, according to the official website of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.
Finally, Maria Sokolova was sentenced to four years of imprisonment conditionally with a trial period in three years.
The court found that in September-October 2011 Tyutyunnikov and Sokolov was organized on the territory of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk hangout for prostitution. “For this to work they would find the individuals attracted customers, provided the room, keep record of cash received,” – said in a press release.
In March 2012, two involved in prostitution the girls decided to leave their “patrons”. On hearing this, the pimp a few days forcibly kept them in the apartment were handcuffed to the batteries and were forced to provide sexual services.
Fear that victims will turn to law enforcement bodies, the attackers decided to move them to the Primorsky Krai. “Feller was supposed to intimidate victims excitation against them criminal cases and provide cover all the way move,” said the Prosecutor’s office.
Arriving at the airport of Vladivostok, the women appealed to the employees of the transport police asking for help. Members of a gang of pimps were immediately detained.
The accomplices in the crimes incriminated the item “and, g” of part 2 of article 127 (“Illegal imprisonment”), item “e” of part 2 of article 127.1 (“trafficking”), paragraph “C” of part 2 of article 158 (“Theft”), paragraph “b” of part 2 of article 241 (Organization of prostitution) of the criminal code.