A court in St. Petersburg refused to return the priest Grotovskogo his lawyer

St. PETERSBURG, November 18 — RIA Novosti. The October district court of Petersburg on Friday rejected the appeal of accused of pedophilia priest Gleb Grozovsky to the withdrawal of his lawyer, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

“The court ruled that complaint counsel will offer to stop… Grozovsky the complaint to leave without satisfaction”, — said the judge Yury Shishkin.

The October district court of Petersburg has considered the complaint Grozovsky to the withdrawal of his counsel by agreement of Mikhail Utkin, who had previously been dismissed by the investigator. The meeting was held behind closed doors. Friday Grozovsky for the first time during the investigation was brought to court in St. Petersburg.

As reported to journalists by the lawyer Utkin, the Prosecutor supported the position of the investigator, stating that because the attorney’s interests as a litigant are violated, the complaint of the lawyer should be discontinued. The father of Gleb, according to Utkin, stated its position “properly and reasonably”.

Earlier it was reported that the investigator Alexander Gavrilov was removed from the case lawyer Grotowski Mikhail Utkin. Counsel submits that found people who gave the testimony, “showing the impossibility of committing the crime.” According to the lawyer, the investigator, after questioning these individuals removed him from participation in the case, stating that this testimony is “contrary to the position of the father of Gleb”. Complaints to the court asked the lawyer Utkin and the accused himself.

The investigative Committee of St. Petersburg Grozovsky accused in committing sexual abuse against three girls. One episode has occurred, according to the UK, in the summer of 2011 in the Orthodox children’s camp in Leningrad region, two in June 2013 on the island of KOs in Greece. 2013 Grozovsky decision of the Russian Orthodox Church removed from service in connection with the allegations. Earlier it was reported that on 17 September he was taken to the Petersburg jail after being extradited from Israel.