The good news: The leader of the antigay terrorist group “Occupy Pedophilia,” which made a sport out of luring young gay men into degrading and abusive encounters through fake online profiles, has been sentenced to prison in Russia.
The bad news: He’ll be out in just five years.
Neo-Nazi Maxim Sergeyevich Martsinkevich (pictured) made international headlines last year when he and fellow gang members posted videos to the internet showing themselves luring gay men, many in their late teens and early 20s, into their apartments under the false pretense of sex. They would then force the men to strip naked, then beat them, humiliate them, shave their heads, and coerce them into making phony confessions of being pedophiles, among other horrific things.
After raising the ire of many international human rights organizations, Martsinkevich hightailed it to Cuba last year. In January, he was arrested and extradited for breaking Cuban immigration law. Upon returning to Russia, he and nine other members of his terrorist organization were accused of “committing crimes under several articles of the Criminal Code,” which included the organization of an extremist community and membership in an extremist community, beatings and other acts of violence, the threat of murder and causing grievous bodily harm, intentional infliction of moderate bodily harm, torture and robbery.
The other members of “Occupy Paedophilia” are scheduled to be tried by the court in September. Here’s hoping they all end up behind bars.