Editor-in-chief of the Russian newspaper suspected in the rape of a journalist

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In Veliky Novgorod against the chief editor of the municipal newspaper were prosecuted for the violent acts of a sexual nature (part 1 of article 132 of the Criminal code of Russia). About it reports “Interfax”.

According to the press service of the Investigative Committee (IC) in the Novgorod region, the statement submitted to him on Monday, September 30.

Earlier the victim, the employee of the newspaper “Novgorod.ru” Alina Scheglova expressed fears that the case may not proceed because the perpetrator works in the newspaper of direct relevance to city hall, and his wife — the Colonel of police.

Scheglov accused the editor-in-chief that on the night of 27 September, he raped her in the newspaper, where several journalists were celebrating the awarding of the regional competition “the Phoenix”. The rape occurred after the celebration, when the room is left only Shcheglova and editor-in-chief.

The journalist said that he knows the chief editor for about ten years and fully trust him. She explained that she did not resist because he was in a state of alcoholic intoxication and “froze with fear”.

After the information on incident in mass-media the chief editor went on vacation. He also confirmed that brought to the preliminary inquiry.

The Ensemble “Novgorod.ru”, which features Shcheglova, expressed support for a colleague in a statement on the newspaper’s website and promised to cover the course of the investigation.

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