Serial killer in Ukraine sentenced to life in prison

17:34, 23 December 2008
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Almost 80 rapes and murders

A serial killer in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk has been sentenced to life in prison, RFE/RL`s Ukrainian Service reports.

Serhiy Tkach was arrested in 2005. He had been found guilty of almost 80 rapes and murders. His victims were girls and young women.

Tkach, who used to be a professional criminal investigator, has been able to conceal his crimes skillfully for more than 20 years.

Nine people had been erroneously convicted for some of the rapes and murders committed by Tkach.


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