Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Primorsky Territory from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Artem Samsonov, arrested on suspicion of pedophilia, said that lawyers found signs of falsification of evidence in his case. About it informs Interfax.
“The lawyers found irrefutable facts in the case that point to the lies of the witnesses who slandered me. They are preparing a statement to initiate proceedings on the fact of knowingly false testimony and falsification of evidence, ”the deputy said.
Recall Samsonova detained November 17. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case. The deputy is charged with “actions of a sexual nature against a teenager under 14 years of age.” According to the investigation, Samsonov in 2018 at the recreation center showed an 11-year-old boy “an object of an intimate nature and brought him information about its purpose.”
A statement against Samsonov was written by a resident of Vladivostok, Irina Safonova. According to her, the deputy showed her son a dildo. A woman and a teenager are held as witnesses in the case.
“The investigator is not interested in what other persons were present
Safonova also wrote complaint in the name of Vladimir Putin, which says that the deputy “persistently and aggressively” urged her to “join Navalny’s movement”, and also repeatedly appeared on vacation without underwear and claimed that in this way he instilled “European values.” However, there is nothing in the letter about the incident with the teenager.
Elena Ponomareva, an assistant to the regional deputy Natalya Kochugova, suggested that this detention was “a consequence of Artem Samsonov’s struggle with infill development.” Artem Samsonov himself linked the criminal case with the upcoming elections to the Vladivostok City Duma next year. He does not admit guilt.
According to the deputy, he did not show the dildo to anyone. Anatoly Dolgachev, head of the Communist Party faction in the Legislative Assembly of Primorye, believes that Samsonov could not commit such a crime.
“On the eve of the September elections
On January 23, 2021, Samsonov took part in a rally in Vladivostok in support of Alexei Navalny. How reported edition “Vostok Media”, the deputy took part in events in support of the founder of FBK.