Serial Rapist And Killer Asks To Be Locked Up Because He Can’t Control Himself

A Russian serial killer who admits that he cannot stop himself from murdering has been arrested again, this time for the rape and killing of a policeman’s 16-year-old daughter.

Twisted Ivan Papenko, 34, had spotted the girl waiting for a friend and dragged her into the forest where he cut her throat and threw her body into a ravine when he had finished raping her.

He was first arrested and jailed for six years for murder in 2007 when he had just turned 18.

When he was released in 2014, he did not even wait a few days before carrying out a new attack, this time raping a young woman who survived the horrific ordeal, and helped to identify him so he could be jailed.

He was released for this second attack on 14th July and said he tried briefly to drive away the thoughts of violence, but then gave in on 22nd July when he met the policeman’s daughter named Polina Jigaeva as she walked through a viaduct to meet her pal, and forced her into the forest using the threats of violence.

The teenager had set off to meet a friend when she was attacked in the small town of Divnogorsk, in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Once there he forced her into the woods, raped her and then killed her before stealing her phone and purse.

Photo shows Polina Jigaeva, undated. She was allegedly murdered by Ivan Popenko in Divnogorsk, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Saturday, July 22, 2023. (Newsflash)

After he had finished, he threw her naked body into a ravine where it was found at the bottom of a 30-metre drop.

In order to make sure she was dead, he had slit her throat first.

He had apparently not expected to be caught so soon, and when arrested asked investigators to keep him locked up this time, saying: “I’m not sure that I won’t do it again.”

The court of the Central District of the city of Krasnoyarsk has ordered that he be detained for two months not only to prevent any attempt to flee but also because of the significant risk that he might harm somebody else.

A statement from the Prosecutor’s Office of the Krasnoyarsk Territory obtained by Newsflash, said: “Criminal cases were initiated against the man for committing acts of a sexual nature (paragraph ‘a’ of part 3 of article 132 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), murder (part 1 of article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), robbery (part 1 of article 162 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ).”

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