“Due to the high public interest, the Ministry of Internal Affairs would like to inform citizens that based on the information spread by various media sources, an investigation has been launched on possible crimes committed against children at the St. Nino Boarding School under article 126, part I1, envisaged by the Criminal Code of Georgia,” reports the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
“Within the frames of investigation, the Ministry of Internal Affairs will conduct all necessary investigative and procedural activities to thoroughly investigate all possible facts of violence.
“Herewith, the Ministry of Internal Affairs would like to inform the public regarding the ongoing investigation conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, related to possible crimes committed against children.
“Since 2016, four cases have been under investigation in connection with the mentioned boarding school. In two cases, the investigation was launched on the basis of a written statement received from the Public Defender’s Office, while in other cases the investigative procedures were initiated upon the request of LEPL Agency for State Care and Assistance for the (Statutory) Victims of the Human Trafficking.
“The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia provided and carried out all necessary investigative and procedural activities within the frames of the investigation to determine the circumstances of the case. On each case, a significant number of witnesses were interviewed and relevant forensic studies held as well as other investigative activities. However, at this stage, there is a lack of sufficient evidence to establish the fact of the alleged crime. Despite the mentioned, the Ministry of Internal Affairs continues to conduct necessary investigative and procedural activities on each criminal case for thorough and unbiased investigation regarding all possible crimes committed,” reads the statement.
By Ana Dumbadze