Three teenage girls aged 14 will appear before judges on hooliganism charges. In February, they beat and humiliated a girl aged 16 together with another two friends behind a shopping center situated in Ciocana district of Chisinau, IPN reports.
The Prosecutor General’s Office said the five girls kicked and punched the victim and humiliated her, filming the scene. Later, they posted the video on social media.
The Ciocana branch of the Chisinau Prosecutor’s Office completed the investigation and sent the case against three of the girls who turned 14 to court.
The charges against the other two girls were dropped as they didn’t reach the age at which they can be held accountable, being aged 12 and 13. Instead, their parents and guardians will be fined for not fulfilling the obligations to maintain, educate and teach the child.
Also, the prosecutors notified the Ciocana Division for the Protection of Children’s Rights so that this takes measures applying to children with a deviant behavior in relation to the two gills aged 12 and 13.
In accordance with the law, an act of hooliganism committed by two and more persons is punished with a fine of up to 67,500 lei or a maximum jail term of five years, while the non-fulfillment of the obligations to maintain, educate and teach the child carries a fine of at most 900 lei or 40 to 60 hours of community service.