Sunday, 23 September

Der-Boghossian Prosecutor - "15 Years Fits the Crime" (video)



Below is a short summary of yesterday’s trial session where the court found Serop Der-Boghossian guilty of having sex with minors against their will, sentencing the American-Armenian businessman to 15 years behind bars.

Before presenting their closing arguments to the court, Serop Der-Boghossian’s defense lawyers Tigran Safaryan and Givi Hovhannisyan attempted to enter into evidence other documentation that would prove the innocence of their client.

The court rejected to examine the documents presented by the lawyers.

Closing arguments by the defense were short.

Prosecutor Aram Amirzadyan told Hetq afterwards that the lawyers once again tried to change the nature of the charges in the original indictment from Article 139 of the Criminal Code to Article 140

A break in the trial was declared at 2:15pm, to be resumed at 5pm.

Judge Mushegh Harutyunyan read out the verdict at 5:30 at the closed door courtroom.

Serop Der-Boghossian was found guilty of RA Criminal Code Article 139 Part 3 (11 years) and Article 139 Part 2, Point 3 (8 years). The court then dropped the 8 year sentence to 4 years, for a total of 15.

Article 139. Violent sexual actions.

1. Homosexual, lesbian or other sexual actions against the aggrieved, by using force against the latter or other persons, or threat of using force, or by taking advantage of the aggrieved person’s helplessness, are punished with an imprisonment for the term of 3 to 6 years.

2. The same actions:

1) done by a group of persons;

2) done against the aggrieved or other person with particular cruelty;

3) done against a minor,

4) caused the death of the aggrieved or heavy consequences, by negligence;

5) committed by a person previously convicted under Articles 138 and 139 of this Code is punished with an imprisonment for the term of 4 to 10 years.

3. The actions mentioned in part 1 or 2 of this Article done against an aggrieved under 14 years of age, is punished with an imprisonment for the term of 8 to 15 years.

Judge Harutyunyan then declared that the sentence would begin as of February 9, 2011.

Defense lawyer Tigran Safaryan told reporters after the trial that they would be filing an appeal.

Hetq also spoke to Prosecutor Aram Amirzadyan who stated that the sentence was in line with the offences committed by Der-Boghossian and was a just verdict.


Home page


See also

more news



Comments (6)
1. Art13:20 - 18 November, 2011
Arajin angam kecce Hayastanum ardaradatutyun@ urra, u mekel et takanqi datapashtpannerin xorurd ktai en poxi dimac vor stacelen u chen karadel ardaracnen et srbapixcin tox iren erexeqov partqn tan vor myus angam nman takanqi hamar chchxen iranc, u kap chuni vor irenc gorcn eta , meka et sahmann petq chi ancnel
2. Karen20:54 - 18 November, 2011
bolorin shnorakaluytn menk haxtecink
3. DAVID GALSTYAN08:57 - 19 November, 2011
Bolorin shnorhakalutyun,Hatkapes uzum em sheshtel LARISA PAREMUZYANI mec dery ays anorinutyny irazekelu hamar,shatery gitein,bayc miayn na txamardkutyun unecav haytararel amboxj HANRAPETUTYUNOV,ete ka lragroxnerin trvox mrcanak,apa yes arajarkum em tal LARISA PAREMUZYANIN.
4. ARMEN18:21 - 19 November, 2011
XAJTARAKUTJUN...........Aha te inchov en zbaxvac VAJ-BARERAR-GORCARARBER@...... U der hajtni che, te inchov en zbavac mnacac nmanorinak andziq>>>> Es andzamb canot em exel SEROB TER-POXOSYANin, u chem el patkeracrel te dimac@s kangnac bari jpitov SPJURQAHAJ@ ajspes asac PEDOFIL e, taqnvac BARERAR-GORCARARI dimaki tak ...... Bajc ajnuhanderc petq e zgush & zgon linel nmanorinak HRESHNERIC....U hamozvac exeq, na arachinn & verchin@ chi, nman depqer hastat katarvum en aveli shat qan menq patkeracnum en q >>......
5. Edit08:47 - 21 November, 2011
Taros@ myus takanqnerin,voronq khegatyrumen mer erekhaneri kyanq@.
6. karen17:58 - 21 November, 2011
Ինշալլահ... Ալիկ Սերգեյիչ ինչ կասես? հետը ինչ սեղանների ես նստել? դհոլ խփած էլ կլինես... պատմի, մի ամաչի:
Leave a comment
Thank you for your comment. Your comment must be confirmed by the administration.

Archive