Young man in Lithuania's Visaginas ordered to wear ankle monitor for assaulting teacher

  • 2020-03-06
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – A young man in Lithuania's northeastern city of Visaginas has been ordered to wear an ankle monitor after assaulting a Lithuanian language teacher earlier this week.

Local prosecutor Genadijus Jefimovas told BNS the Russian citizen, 24, having a residence permit in Lithuania, will have to be subject to the measure of suppression for six months.

"He's had an ankle monitor put for six months. He will be controlled, monitored, there are conditions where he can go and who he can see," the prosecutor said.

According to the prosecutor, the ongoing pre-trial investigation into minor bodily harm done to express ethnic hatred has been handed over to Panevezys Regional Prosecutor's Office.

The Lithuanian language teacher from a Visaginas school was assaulted on Monday on her way home from work. The young man is not employed right now, is not in education and has no previous convictions. He's facing up to five years in prison for the teacher's assault on the basis of ethnic hatred.