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January 23, 2022

Vaslui gang rape case: Judicial Inspection starts disciplinary investigation against some magistrates suspected for exercising the job in bad faith or gross negligence

The Judicial Inspection informed on Friday that it started a disciplinary investigation of some of the justices involved in a much-publicized gang rape case. The inquiry concerns the preventive measures taken by the Vaslui Court against seven alleged perpetrators.

“Following a preliminary verification by the Judicial Inspection starting with June 23, 2015, on July 24, 2015 the inspectors of the Inspection Department for Judges and Inspection Department for Prosecutors (…) have started the disciplinary investigation against some of the magistrates involved in ordering the preventive measures in the rape and unlawful confinement case pending at the Vaslui Court,” reads a release by the Judicial Inspection to Agerpres.

The disciplinary investigation was started, according to the source, for “exercising the job in bad faith or gross negligence” and for “unjustifiable non-observance of the administrative dispositions or decisions made in accordance with the law by the head of the tribunal or of the prosecutors’ office or of some other administrative obligations provided by law or regulations.”

“The disciplinary investigation is a confidential, mandatory stage of the disciplinary procedure to establish the facts and their consequences, the circumstances of the acts, as well as any other relevant data that allow evaluating the existence or non-existence of the guilt of the concerned individuals,” the Judicial Inspection representatives highlight.

The fact investigated by the Judicial Inspection took place on November 10, 2014, around 19:00, when a pupil met in the County of Vaslui with two young men who have offered to drive her home. The two drove on a field nearby Valeni, where they have called some other four friends and had sex with the victim against her will. Subsequently, the young drove to another field, near another locality, Moara Domneasca, where they have called another young man who forced the young woman to have sex.

“Around 22:30, the young men have drove the victim to her home and recommended her to say nothing about what had just happened. At home, the girl told her parents, who called the Police by dialing the emergency number 112. They also called for an ambulance, the victim being transported to the Vaslui County Emergency Hospital for medical care” according to the spokesperson of the Vaslui County Police Inspectorate, Mihaela Straub.

On June 19, 2015, the Vaslui Court magistrates have decided to replace the house arrest measure with the judicial control in the case of the seven young men.

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