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Regional court to view the so-called Imanta paedophile criminal case

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn 7 November, Riga Regional Court will view the so-called Imata paedophile criminal case behind closed doors, as confirmed by Raimonds Locmelis.

An appeal to contest the ruling of the court of first instance was submitted by the accused Nauris Piksteins and his lawyer Antons Drebnieks.

The case is viewed without checking evidence. This is why there is no real argument any more. According to Drebnieks, the matter revolves around the harshness of the punishment. The lawyer believes the punishment could be less harsh. The court has taken into account only one extenuating circumstance. The lawyer, however, mentioned multiple circumstances in the appeal.

As it is known, Piksteins have been found guilty on all accounts and has been sentenced to 25 years in prison with a probation period of three years. In addition, the court also enforced compensation to the victims of the paedophile worth a total of EUR 67,000.

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