Rapists. Russia’s military courts are overflowing with sex crime cases

Russia’s military courts are hearing 4.5 times more cases of sexual assault than in 2012, Radio Svoboda reported. According to the allegations, the victims of the attack were mainly minors.

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In 2012, 24 charges in such cases were submitted to military courts, compared to 110 ten years later, the portal reported.

Russia: Sex crimes among the military are on the rise

In 2022, the military courts of Primorsky Krai, Crimea annexed to Sevastopol, and Moscow and Rostov regions heard the largest number of cases. In these regions there are more than 20 military units that participated in the war against Ukraine.

So far in 2023, 64 sex offenders have been referred to military courts. Crimea and Rostov regions were again among the regions with the highest number of accused sex offenders..

In the first half of 2022, the percentage of underage victims of assaults will be 81%. In the same period of 2023 – 67 percent.

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