The administrator of the “group of death” in social network “Vkontakte” Philip Bodakenarrested in St. Petersburg, declared sane, reports “Interfax” with reference to the press service of the GSM TFR in the Northern capital.
In November Budykina, also known under the pseudonym Philip Fox, has issued a formal charge of inciting teenagers to commit suicide. The relevant article of the Criminal code of Russian Federation provides imprisonment for the term up to three years. Oktyabrsky district court of St. Petersburg extended the period of detention Budykina in custody until mid-may.
At the moment the investigation has established 15 participants of the “group of death” who committed suicides in different regions of the Russian Federation, consistently fulfilling the demands of the administrators of online communities. One of the requirements was the deletion of the correspondence with the administrator to suicide. Suicide five children did not take place.
Himself Bodaken denies all charges, claiming that “the quest” participants “groups of death” he did not give and never spoke with those who had committed suicide. “There is no evidence of my involvement in committed suicide there,” – said on the page of Philip Fox.
According to the materials of the case, from December 2013 to may 2016 was created eight virtual communities with restricted access. To become members of the club, the participants took part in the online quest game.