The Preobrazhensky Court of Moscow arrested the third defendant in the criminal case of child trafficking, Natalya P. An Izvestia correspondent reported this on October 18 from the courtroom.
The 44-year-old woman, who is raising 15 children, will remain in custody until December 16.
Earlier that day, Yulia Loginova, who also has 15 children, and Farizade Usmanova, who gave birth to two children and handed them over to Loginova, were arrested.
Loginova was detained on October 16 after receiving information from the hospital that a drug prohibited for use in his illness had been detected in the blood of one of the children she was raising. The prosecutor’s office began an investigation into the suspects. The woman said that three of the 15 children were given birth to a surrogate mother, and she gave birth to the youngest two herself in 2018 and 2019. However, it was established that after the operation, the woman could not give birth to a child since 2010. Moreover, the fact that there is no relationship between her and her five children is confirmed by the conclusion of a genetic examination.
On October 17, Izvestia’s source said that only two of the 15 children turned out to be relatives of the detainee. According to him, they are 26 and 29 years old. The source also added that the woman gave the children the drug Glibenclamide, which is taken for diabetes. She did this so that the children would not recover.
Loginova’s accomplice Patoka is the creator of a shelter for mothers in difficult life circumstances. She helped with registering children in the name of Loginova. She was also detained on October 16.
On October 18, it was reported that 30-year-old citizen of Uzbekistan Usmanova was detained in Moscow. According to the investigation, the suspect gave birth to a girl in April 2015 and a boy in March 2016, whom she gave to Loginova. She, using forged documents, registered them with the authorized bodies as born by a surrogate mother.
Currently, all 15 children who lived with Loginova are with their grandmother. This was reported by the Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Moscow, Olga Yaroslavskaya.