The two schoolgirls who disappeared in Kuzbass Kiselevsk were found in one of the abandoned houses with signs of violent death. The alleged killer himself, who had previously been convicted of crimes against the sexual integrity of children, pointed to the place. The schoolgirls disappeared on the evening of September 6, at night, at the request of their parents, a search was started. Criminal cases were initiated under Part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder of two minors) and Art. 293 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (negligence). A photo on social networks helped to find the suspect – on it the former policeman recognized a local construction worker.
In Kiselevsk, Kemerovo region, on Monday evening, two classmates, ten-year-old Anastasia and Ulyana, did not return home from school. Nothing was known about their whereabouts, and the parents turned to law enforcement agencies. It was possible to establish that an unknown man was buying sweets for them in a store – this moment was caught on a CCTV camera. A group of the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) to investigate especially important cases and forensic investigators went to the scene. They began to establish and work out the circle of communication of girls, check the addresses of acquaintances, classmates, close relatives, the press service of the Investigative Directorate of the TFR in the Kemerovo Region reported.
According to Kommersant-Siberia, a local police garrison was raised on alert. His employees went in search of, including the orientation of the man, filmed by the camera in the store. Social networks were involved in the searches, where orientation also went.
On the morning of September 7, information appeared in the city’s social networks that the girls were seen with “some Uncle Vitya, who handed them sweets.”
According to Kommersant-Siberia, one of the residents of Kiselevsk, a former law enforcement officer, recognized the suspect from the photographs. He pointed out that 41-year-old previously convicted Viktor Pesternikov works at one of the city’s construction projects. There he was detained. During interrogation, the suspect pointed out the whereabouts of the murdered girls. The regional investigation department clarified that the bodies were in one of the abandoned houses.
A criminal case was initiated under Part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder of two minors). Now in the city, investigative actions are being carried out to establish a complete picture of what happened, the motive for the crime. Forensic medical examinations have been appointed. Earlier, the chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Alexander Bastrykin, requested a report on the progress of the investigation of the criminal case and put it under control in the central office of the department.
The Governor of Kuzbass Sergei Tsivilev expressed condolences to the families and friends of the girls. In his social media accounts, he wrote: “The terrible news from Kiselevsk shocked the entire Kuzbass today. Nastya and Ulyana, 10 years old, were killed. The suspect in the crime has already been detained, law enforcement officers are working with him. This is an irreparable loss. Every resident of Kuzbass is with you today. ”
The regional government will provide all the necessary assistance to the families of the victims.
According to data from open sources, on July 30, 2009 by the Rudnichny District Court of Prokopyevsk, Kemerovo Region, Viktor Pesternikov was sentenced to ten years in prison in a strict regime penal colony under paragraph “c” of Part 3 of Art. 132 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violent acts of a sexual nature against a person known to be under the age of fourteen). In April 2019, he was released from the colony IK-44 in Belovo, but was placed under supervision for eight years with administrative restrictions – the obligatory appearance twice a month at the police station at the place of residence or stay for registration; the prohibition of staying outside the home after 10 pm and until 6 am, the prohibition of attending and participating in public events.
In November, the Myskovsky City Court (by this time the supervised had moved to Myski and started a family), at the request of the city department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, expanded the restrictions. In particular, he increased the obligatory attendance at the police to three times a month, increased the ban on staying outside the home at night (from 21 o’clock) by 1 hour, and banned travel outside the region. This was done due to violations by Viktor Pesternikov of the conditions of administrative supervision. Currently, a criminal case has been opened on the fact of the negligence of officials exercising administrative supervision over people released from prison (Article 293 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).