Peter Baruch's hearing postponed21 april 2014, 16:08
Peter Baruch detained for corruption of minors in Kazakhstan's Uralsk and Atyrau will remain in custody till the end of the month, Tengrinews reports citing the press-office of the Department of Interior Affairs (DIA) of West Kazakhstan Oblast.
“The case has not been transferred to the Prosecutor’s Office yet. The arrest was extended until April 20th,” the press office said.
Earlier, it was reported that Peter Baruch’s case would be transferred to court and hearings will start after April 10th.
Kazakhstan authorities started investigating the British oil contractor after the mother of a teenage girl from Uralsk filed a report to the police on January 14th stating that Peter Baruch had taken photos of her daughter naked. The British national was arrested after the police found hundreds of pornographic photos of dozens of underage girls from Kazakhstan his the man's computer.
Later, seven more complaints were filed against Baruch by parents of girls in Atyrau, where the British citizen had previously worked.
The police has charged the former Kashagan worker with production and distribution of child pornography, engaging minors in pornographic activities and corruption of minors.
Reporting by Baubek Konyrov, writing by Gyuzel Kamalova