A former volunteer firefighter accused of sexual abuse of a young girl stood before the District Court in Legionowo. The court decided to exclude the case from publicity. The man is facing eight years in prison.
The sexual assault allegedly took place in July 2022 at the headquarters of the OSP Legionowo, where a party was held on the occasion of the firefighter’s day. One of them allegedly took advantage of a young girl during “drinking fun”.
– The prosecutor’s office was investigating an act under Article 198 of the Criminal Code, which means the sexual exploitation of another person’s insanity or helplessness, who, for example, may be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, Katarzyna Skrzeczkowska, spokeswoman for the Warsaw Praga District Prosecutor’s Office, told the Polish Press Agency.
It turned out that the suspect went abroad to work and only after returning to the country, at the beginning of this year, he was detained and arrested by a court decision.
On March 24, an indictment in this case was filed with the District Court in Legionowo. The perpetrator is still in custody, from where he is brought to trial.
By decision of the court, during the first hearing, the proceedings were closed to the public, i.a. for the benefit of the victim. The accused faces up to eight years in prison.
As the OSP Legionowo announced in a statement to the local media in February, when information emerged that the man had been detained by the police and arrested, he was expelled from the ranks of the guard, because “a member of the OSP can be a person with an unblemished reputation”.
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