11-yr-old newspaper delivery girl raped and killed by man just months after he was released from jail for murder
Polina Skovorodchenko was allegedly sexually assaulted by cemetery worker Artem Osipov before he buried her body in a shallow grave in a forest
A convicted murderer who was recently freed from prison allegedly sexually assaulted and murdered an eleven-year-old girl. Artem Osipov allegedly committed the crime just nine months after being released from prison. The 40-year-old cemetery worker reportedly admitted to police that he raped and killed Polina Skovorodchenko and later buried her body in a shallow grave in a Russian forest.
As per a report by The Sun, when the victim did not return home in the evening, her mother Alyona reached out to the police. Skovorodchenko’s family members said she disappeared while delivering a local free newspaper in the snow-covered streets of Asbest. The remains of the little girl were discovered three days after the alleged crime happened when CCTV footage hinted towards Osipov, who was eventually detained. “He met the girl on the street, talked to her,” the Russian investigative committee said. According to investigators, the criminal persuaded Skovorodchenko to his home on the fake promise that she could deliver the newspapers to his block of flats.
The investigators added: “He got rid of the body of the deceased in the dark, taking it to a site near his home. The suspect hid the body of the dead girl in the ground, covering it with tree branches. Subsequently, He committed violent acts of a sexual nature against the victim and strangled her. The man also showed the place where the body of the murdered girl was hidden.”
Osipov allegedly committed the gruesome crime after being released from jail in February. He was behind bars for 15 years for a murder. The killer is also a convicted robber, thief, and drug trafficker. If found guilty of rape and murder of Skovorodchenko, he could face life imprisonment. The stepfather of the child said, “We demand that he is never released. He did such a bad thing, raping and killing a child. What other punishment could he have?” Another relative of the victim added: “We want him to live and suffer a long time. Death would be too mild a punishment for him.”
In another incident that happened in Brazil, an eleven-year-old girl died after giving birth to her alleged rapist’s baby. Luana Costa was allegedly raped by Francinildo Moraes before and during her pregnancy. However, she lost her life soon after giving birth to the kid. Reports stated that the 43-year-old accused sexually assaulted Costa since she was just nine-year-old.
The victim’s family has accused Moraes of grooming her and making her believe that they were in a relationship. Police said they found several images of the two on social media that showed them posing as a lovable couple despite the huge age gap. Family members of Costa said she faced physical assault by Moraes for several years. They did not know about the alleged crime until they saw changes in her body and took her to a doctor for a check-up. It has been said the young girl was just five months pregnant when she went into labor. The girl died on October 27, four days after delivering the child.