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Black Collar Crime: Former Evangelical Pastor Viktor Lishavsky Accused of Hundreds of Rapes

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Viktor Lishavsky, formerly the pastor of an unnamed Evangelical church, stands accused of sexually assaulting numerous foster children who were under his care.

The Daily Star reports:

Viktor Lishavsky, 37, carried out sickening sex attacks on mostly victims aged 13 or under in his care and treated them as his “personal harem”.

The “monster” abused five schoolgirls for five years when he was their legal guardian, it is claimed.

Cops arrested him in June 2017 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur after one of the foster girls complained to a teacher.

But details of his alleged depraved offending over five years have only just emerged.

Social services in the Khabarovsk region have now been accused of negligence in putting vulnerable children including orphans under his supervision.

Igor Komissarov, a senior official of the Russian Investigative Committee, expressed dismay over the alleged reign of terror.

He said: “Just imagine these girls who were given to a rapist.

“Why in Khabarovsk region did the so-called foster dad have the opportunity to rape children under his control for five years?”

Lishavsky, the former head of an evangelical church who ran a shoe repair shop, was seen as a “model foster father”.

He even appeared on local TV with his wife Olga as an example of a successful fostering family.

The “trouble-free family” had passed repeated inspections by social care workers.

The couple are reported to have had three children of their own, and to have fostered up to nine more youngsters.

No charges have been brought against her.

Lishavsky was paid £265 a month by the state to care for each of the five adolescent girls he abused.

A local media report claimed: “With the money that the government paid him as a foster parent, he rented an apartment where he had sex with either one or another foster daughter every other day, or every third day.”

Lishavsky is accused of more than 900 offences including 248 rapes and 358 “violent sexual acts” against girls aged 13 and under, according to a leaked charge sheet.

He also faces more than 270 further sex abuse charges involving girls aged between 12 and 17.


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    This is absolutely horrifying. The fact that he rented out a special apartment to carry out his crimes is even more disgusting.

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