The case of several rapes of which former MP Dominik Feri is accused is heading to trial. The District State Prosecutor’s Office for Prague 3 (SZ) has filed an indictment, which the court will decide on. Feri faces up to 10 years in prison in the case.
SZ spokesman Aleš Cimbala confirmed the information, adding that the prosecutor filed the indictment with the District Court for Prague 3 on Monday. The spokesperson did not give the accused’s name, but it is clear from the information that he is Feri.
“The indictment charges the accused with the conduct described under three acts and qualified as two completed crimes of rape and one attempted crime of rape. “Because the main trial (and the related potential preliminary hearing of the indictment) has not yet been ordered,” Cimbala said, “we will not provide any further and additional information on the matter at this time.”
The indictment filing follows the recent conclusion of the investigation into Feri by the police, who charged the ex-offender. The prosecution also relates to allegations of rape against a child, in which a 17-year-old girl was allegedly involved.
According to the case file, the victims were girls that Feri was supposed to have met on social media, after which he invited them to his apartment or friends’ homes, where he would then demand sexual intercourse.
Feri, who faces up to 10 years in prison, has previously denied the rape charges but apologized for “inappropriate” or “improper” behavior.
After being notified of the police charges last June, he said he intended to prove his innocence. He has also resigned from his seat as an MP.