A 34-year-old in Russia stabbed a friend of his after learning he was a pedophile and raped his daughter. For this reason, according to public opinion, the father of the child, Vyacheslav M, shouldn’t face a murder charge. A rocket engine factory worker in the village of Vintai, Vyacheslava was drinking with his colleague, Oleg Sviridov, when he saw footage of him raping his 8-year-old daughter on the man’s phone. Sviridov had often babysat the child.
Vyacheslav reported him to the police and officers started looking for him. But the first to find Sviridov was Vyacheslav who, armed with a knife, attacked and killed him. He then said he found the weapon in the village forest and denied having intentionally killed it. Investigations revealed that, before being discovered, Sviridov had abused minors for at least five years earlier: videos of rape of two other girls, aged 6 and 11, were also found in his phone. Since he was arrested, the inhabitants of Vintai and the public have asked that Vyacheslava not face a murder trial, because he is entitled to kill the rapist of his daughter.
“He is not a killer: he protected his daughter and our children as well. Everyone is on his side, ”a villager told the Daily Mail. “All parents are fighting for the killer of the pedophile,” said television journalist and former Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak. “Any normal parent, mother or father, would have smashed such a pedophile right on the spot,” said another commentator. A sentiment that runs through many commentators on the story.
“It’s good that he killed the bastard because our law would only put him in jail for eight years – or less – and he would be out again,” commented another. The rapist’s mother confirmed that the son had frequently babysat Vyacheslav’s children and that the two men were longtime friends. “I don’t know how it came to this,” he said. “He was most likely drunk. They always left their children with him. When he babysat these girls, he came home normally, in a good mood ”.