Russian To Be Charged Over Indecent Images

Prosecutors have announced a Russian political activist will be charged with making and possessing indecent images of children - following an investigation by police in Cambridgeshire.

Prosecutors have announced a Russian political activist will be charged with making and possessing indecent images of children - following an investigation by police in Cambridgeshire.

72 year-old Vladimir Bukovsky - a prominent Soviet dissident - has lived in the UK since the 1970s.

He's due in court next month (Cambridge Magistrates) 5th May.

Jenny Hopkins, Chief Crown Prosecutor for the CPS in the East of England, said:

"Following an investigation by Cambridgeshire Police, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to prosecute Vladimir Bukovsky in relation to the alleged making and possessing of indecent images of children. It is alleged that, collectively, the images meet the definition of categories A, B and C, as defined by Sentencing Council Guidelines.

The decision to prosecute was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

Vladimir Bukovsky has been summonsed to appear at court on the following charges:"

  • Five counts of making an indecent photograph of a child contrary to section 1(a) of the Protection of Children Act 1978, on or before 28 October 2014 
  • Five counts of possession of indecent photographs of children contrary to section 160 Criminal Justice Act 1988, on or before 28 October 2014
  • One count of possessing a prohibited image contrary to section 62 (1) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009

 

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