Ex-MP Dominik Feri Faces Indictment for Three Cases of Rape

The police have proposed charging former TOP 09 MP Dominik Feri with three counts of rape, according to a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday.

He can face up to 10 years in prison because prosecutors are also pursuing him for the crime of rape committed against a 17-year-old girl.

“Criminal investigators have completed their investigation into the case and have sent a proposal to the District State Prosecutor’s Office for Prague 3 to file charges for three cases of rape,” police said on Twitter.

“The Criminal Code speaks of a minor as a person under the age of 18, in this case, a 17-year-old girl,” said Prague police spokesman Jan Daněk adding that “the maximum possible sentence of 10 years in prison”.

Police became interested in the now 26-year-old Feri last year after the Deník N and A2larm servers reported the testimony of several young women on whom the now former MP was alleged to have committed sexual violence.

Prague police have launched an investigation into the allegations, which date back to 2015 when he was a student at the Faculty of Law at Charles University, and continue up to 2020.

Mr. Feri resigned from his seat in the lower house in June last year after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct about him appeared in the media.

Feri has denied allegations of sexual assault in the past and apologised for “unsuitable” behaviour in past situations.

25-year-old Dominik Feri became in 2017 the youngest MP and the first black lawmaker to sit in Czech Parliament.

Selected in 2018 by the Politico website as one of the 28 people shaping Europe, he was seen by some as one of the promising voices of a new generation of Czech politicians.

His popularity, particularly among young Czechs who do not follow politics through traditional media channels, was intimately linked to his “choco_afro” Instagram page, which boasts over 700,000 followers.

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