EURO 2020
EURO 2020

Coalition MP Herák gives up seat due to child abuse charges

Coalition MP Herák gives up seat due to child abuse charges

Independent MP Ján Herák, formerly elected for the coalition party OĽaNO, on Wednesday yielded his seat in the parliament. Herák is facing charges of sexual abuse of a minor. He denies the charges. "I'm not giving up my seat to be pressured by the media into confessing to something," he said, adding that he has a clear conscience. Ján Herák is a former resident of an orphanage and has been organising children's summer camps for almost 16 years, which have been attended by more than 10,000 children from all over Slovakia. "If I did something, I wouldn't have the trust of many directors," he added on Wednesday. Meanwhile, according to information that has appeared in the media, the police have decided to reopen a case from 2018, when Herák was investigated over suspicions of the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl.

Zuzana Botiková, Photo: TASR