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Bulgarian MP Paedophile Sex Offender walks free

Independent member (former ATAKA) of the Bulgarian parliament Vladimir Kouzov was given a suspended three year jail sentence for a five year period by the Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC), for having paedophilic homosexual sex with a 13 year old boy.

The sentence, handed down by the Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC), is not subject to appeal. Kouzov was initially sentenced to spend three years behind bars for having sexual contact with a 13-year-old boy in Sofia in 2001.

Kouzov asked the SCC to review his sentence, claiming that there had been a number of procedural breaches.

The SCC found that there was no evidence that “the homosexual relations had had a negative effect on the physical and mental condition and on the sexual capability of the victim”.

Kouzov’s clean record, education and his social activity also were taken into account in the court’s ruling. The court said that since the offence was committed, Kouzov had not committed any other crimes and so there was no reason to jail him.

If he commits an offence in the next five years he would be sent to jail to serve his three year sentence.

(Sofia Echo,24 Chasa, Novinar, Klasa, Standart, Sega).

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