Former HDZ MP Remanded in Custody Following Rape Allegations

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ZAGREB, September 6, 2019 – Damir Škaro, a former HDZ member of Parliament, Olympic bronze medallist and current president of Automobile Club Siget, has been remanded in 30-day investigative detention following allegations of rape and sexual harassment by an Automobile Club employee, a Velika Gorica County Court investigating judge ruled on Thursday.

The detention order was issued because he might try to interfere with witnesses and repeat the crime, court spokesman Ante Zeljko told Hina.

According to unofficial sources, Škaro might try to interfere with four witnesses – three women who complained to a legal officer at the Croatian Automobile Club about sexual harassment and a man through whom Škaro offered the victim money so that she would not report him.

Škaro was arrested on Wednesday morning at a border crossing while entering Croatia from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was reported by a doctor whom the victim told she had been raped early in August. The victim later reported Škaro for threat as well.

More crime news can be found in the Lifestyle section.


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