The journalist is also suspected of having child pornography. According to unofficial information, he was released on bail on June 3.
Law enforcement officials detained a journalist in Kyiv, suspected of molesting minors and possessing child pornography. We are talking about Taras Kozub, an employee of the Vesti publication. The editor-in-chief of this media, Anton Savichev, commented on this incident.
“We found out that he (Kozub, – ed.) was detained on Wednesday (May 31, – ed.). Our lawyers are convinced that there is no journalistic or political subtext in this case. And having familiarity with the materials of the case , we can say which, of course, we do not accept. His last day of work was May 26, the same day he was fired, then we did not know about the article of prosecution, and now we know the surprising information from the media,” said the editor-in-chief.
In addition, the publication published an official position on this situation. In particular, they noted that Kozub is now no longer an employee of Vesti. The media again noted that this message “came as a shock to them.”
They also added that the editorial staff supports a comprehensive investigation into this case and is ready to “assist” in this issue.
Police said the surveillance of Kozub “has been going on for a long time.” The journalist was immediately detained after he “caught a crime.”
The trial on the selection of the measure of detention took place on Friday, June 2. The suspect was predestined to be detained with a bail of UAH 214,000. He now faces up to eight years in prison.
According to unofficial data, Kozub was released on bail on Saturday, June 3.
Recall that Kyiv law enforcement officials detained a person who committed corruption and committed indecent acts against minors.
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