The Prosecutor’s office launched an investigation into reports of violence in relation to juvenile inmates of the orphanage s. Rozhische, Volyn region. This was announced by the speaker of the GPU Andriy Lysenko on Facebook.
“Today, August 2, Manevytsky the local Prosecutor’s office started criminal proceedings on the fact of physical violence to students by employees of the public institution “Shelter for children of service for children of the Volyn regional state administration”, in the village of Rozhische, on signs of the criminal offense provided h. 1 tbsp . 125 of UK of Ukraine, and also on the fact of inadequate execution of official duties by employees of the institution for the protection of life and health of minors, which caused a significant injury, a criminal offense under part 1 of article 137 of the criminal code of Ukraine”, – he said.
At the moment, the prosecutors and the investigators conduct initial investigations, interview the children of the orphanage as well as individuals who may be involved in criminal acts regarding children.
As a reminder, previously the Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova said that while checking in the orphanage S. Rozhische ten children found traces of beatings and blood on the clothes, and three more children claimed sexual harassment by the management of the institution.