Court Leaves Former Mayor Charged With Rape Under Arrest

Domestic | October 12, 2016, Wednesday // 15:27|  views

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The Plovdiv Regional Court has not heeded the request for changing former mayor Ivan Evstatiev’s arrest sanction to a lighter penalty.

The request was reviewed on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the magistrates, there is real risk of him hiding or committing a crime. The ruling may be appealed within 7 days with the Plovdiv District Court.

The trial against Evstatiev, who has been indicted on charges of raping a16-year old girl after making her drunk, has been postponed to November 14. The reason for this is that both the defence and the prosecution want to question new witnesses.


Tags: mayor, rape, arrest, Plovdiv

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