Choreographers took children as hostages for payment for the free lessons

In the Leningrad region opened a criminal case on illegal deprivation of liberty in respect of the couple, taught the children the dances. On Friday, June 2, the press service of the regional Prosecutor’s office.

The classes were held in the Palace of children and youth creativity of the city of Volkhov. They were paid from the budget, that is supposed to be free for students. However, teachers still collect money: 650 rubles per child per academic hour plus 1.3 thousand rubles a month.

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“In the case of failure to make payment by some parents due to various circumstances choreographers from December 2016 to April 2017, has repeatedly denied all of the children of freedom, kept them indoors against their will, including at night, forced to call your parents on the phone and to demand transfer money for the “teachers” of”, — stated in the message Department.

The Prosecutor’s office conducted an audit. Regional Department of the Investigative Committee opened its materials criminal case on points “d” and “f” of part 2 of article 127 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Illegal deprivation of freedom against a minor, against two or more persons”). The punishment is up to five years of imprisonment.