Russian police have reported that a teenage lynch mob have beaten and stabbed a suspected paedophile to death after he tried to meet up with a 13-year-old girl for sex. Three teenagers have been arrested by police after a violent clip of the 47-year-old’s beating was uploaded to the internet. The middle-aged man had arranged to meet up with the 13-year-old girl grass near Efremovo, in the Tula region of Russia. He apparently attempted to groom the via social media and said that he wanted to have sex with her when they met.
But instead of turning up alone, the girl arrived for their date with a gang of teenage friends, it was reported. Footage shows the vigilante group kicking and beating the man as he lay prostrate in long grass, blood streaming from his nose. A dozen or more males and females watch as the man pleads for mercy. They can be seen laughing and cheering while the man is obviously in a lot of pain. The group can then be seen leaving the scene. It’s believed that the suspected paedophile survived this attack but a groups of youths, aged 16 and 17 (possibly part of this original group) found him the next day. Armed with knives and a gun, they tortured him to death. The report said that he suffered multiple injuries but it was the knife wounds that were the main contributor to his death.
The suspected paedophile was reported to have a porn video with underage girls on his social media site and his friends’ list apparently contained girls in their early teens. He was reported to have invited young girls to his place and offered alcohol and gifts in an attempt to lure them. Neighbours confirmed that he had been visited by young girls on many occasions. The three teenagers were detained on suspicion ‘deliberate infliction of grave bodily harm causing death’. If convicted, each of the youths could face up to 15 years behind bars.