According to local media outlets, a deputy of the regional parliament from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation was detained in Primorye Artem Samsonov… He became a defendant in a pedophilia case. The communist is suspected of committing violent acts against a minor.
Investigative actions are being conducted within the framework of a criminal case under clause 6, part 4, article 132 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. So, searches are underway in the premises that belong or are used by Artem Samsonov. A 14-year-old boy is the victim of the case. If the deputy is proven guilty, he faces 12 to 20 years in prison.
Artem Samsonov joined the ranks of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in 2009, two years later he was nominated as a candidate to the State Duma of the VI convocation. In the same year he became a deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Primorye. And in 2016 he was appointed First Secretary of the Vladivostok branch of the Communist Party.
At the same time, the deputy was noticed in more than one scandal – he took an active part in protests, more than once became the hero of various scandalous stories. Naturally, such behavior cannot improve the reputation of the party, because it is difficult to trust the cell whose representatives are noted in illegal cases.
It is not yet clear how the party leadership will react to the incident. However, earlier Gennady Zyuganov declared that “he does not abandon his own people.”
“I cannot remain silent about what is being done in the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. This is the bottom. And at the same time, the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, clinging to power, completely lost touch with reality. Not a month goes by without a scandal. Look at the degree of moral and political dilution of the Communist Party. I am not calling to prohibit. What for? It itself will rot, it is already rotting. In 5 years we will not have the Communist Party of the Russian Federation “, – the political scientist emotionally assessed the situation on the air Soloviev Live Dmitry Evstafiev…