Boy,16, has sex with corpse of girl,14, after murdering her

The 16-year-old, whose name has been withheld, was unanimously convicted of murdering Viktorija Sokolova by a jury at Wolverhampton Crown Court, United Kingdom.


The 16-year-old, whose name has been withheld,  was unanimously convicted of murdering Viktorija Sokolova by a jury at Wolverhampton Crown Court, United Kingdom.

According to UK's Metro newspaper, detectives believe the boy used a hammer, which has never been found, to launch a ‘ferocious and sustained’ attack on the 14-year-old victim, who suffered a fractured skull and spine.


The boy is said to have lured the deceased to Wolverhampton’s West Park late on April 11 after being contacted by her killer on Facebook Messenger.

He was exposed by a CCTV camera after he tried to cover up the offence by hiding clothing, having deleted Facebook messages and threw his victim’s phone towards a lake.

He initially denied even meeting Viktorija in an interview with the police , later claimed that his Facebook account had been hacked – before changing his story and claiming consensual sex had taken place at the park, where he had left Viktorija unharmed, according to the Metro.

And according to the BBC, the boy raped her and dragged her 150m across the park, where he left her draped over a bench.


Police said the assault was so violent they found three of the schoolgirl's teeth and an earring, ripped from her ear, in the blood-spattered pavilion.

A dog walker found Viktorija's body the next morning, initially mistaking it for a blow-up doll left in the park as a "prank," the BBC report added.

The trial was told that Viktorija had a turbulent relationship with her parents, who struggled to control her.

In the months before her death, the Metro reports, she had been reported to police as a missing person after spending nights away from home, staying at friends’ homes.

CCTV evidence presented at the trial showed the boy was carrying a backpack, and changed his trousers, while in the park between 10.44pm on April 11 and 12.44am on April 12.


The defendant, who was cleared of sexual penetration of a corpse, faces an automatic life sentence when he is sentenced on February 22, Metro reports.

Adjourning the case for psychiatric reports, High Court judge Mr Justice Jeremy Baker told the boy: ‘As has been explained to you there is only one sentence which can be imposed upon you.

"However I do have to consider the appropriate minimum term that you will have to serve, and for that purpose I am going to ask for various pieces of information about you."



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