Two children over age of 18 removed from Gatchina family were taken by their aunt - children's rights commissioner
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec 19 (Interfax) - The two full-aged children of Andrei Bovt (Lobodyuk), who was arrested on suspicion of raping his 13-year-old daughter in the Leningrad region, are in their aunt's care, the region's Children's Rights Commissioner Tamara Litvinova told Interfax.
"The children, aged 24 and 20, were taken [from the hospital] by their aunt this morning," Litvinova said.
Six children remain in hospital, she said. "They will be there in the next few days," she said.
According to earlier reports, eight children, including six minors, were removed from the family of Bovt (Lobodyuk), who was detained in the village of Khimozi, Gatchina district, on suspicion of sexual violence against his young daughter and illegal weapons storage on Monday. Several children were hospitalized in the Gatchina hospital. According to the district administration, they are not registered to live anywhere and have no documents.
An informed source told Interfax that the children's mother, Svetlana Lodobyuk, who, according to media reports, is the man's cousin, had contacted the police. The woman and the suspected rapist were not legally married.
Bovt (Lobodyuk) was detained on Monday in the village of Khimozi, Gatchina district, on suspicion of sexually abusing and raping his young daughter and illegal weapons storage. He is charged with crimes enshrined by four articles of the Russian Criminal Code: rape; sexual abuse; illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation, or possession of weapons, its main parts, and munitions; and illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation, or possession of explosive substances or explosives.
The Gatchina City Court on Wednesday arrested Bovt (Lobodyuk) until February 16, 2020. He does not admit his guilt.