Thursday, February 28, 2008

President of Olsztyn arrested on rape charges

Police have arrested Czeslaw Malkowski, president of Olsztyn, northern Poland, on charges of harassing female employees of the town hall and raping one of them.

Malkowski's office in the town hall is currently being searched and documents found there are being secured. The president will testify later today.

Yesterday Malkowski announced that he would be taking two days off, assuring at the same time that he is innocent and the evidence against him, recordings on which he makes indecent proposals to his employees, are not genuine.

The investigation concerning the sex scandal in Olsztyn's town hall is run by the District Prosecutor's Office in Bialystok, north-eastern Poland, and was handed over to it by the one in Olsztyn to avoid accusations of partiality.