After learning from the media about the alleged illicit sexual acts of a public figure B.I. with a minor, the Protector of Citizens instigated own-initiative investigation and was informed by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) that the it had pressed criminal charges against this celebrity YouTuber to the competent prosecutor’s office.
The Protector of Citizens obtained information from the media about the alleged illicit sexual acts of B.I, also known as "Baka Prase" on YouTube, with a female minor and his confession in the media that he had committed a sexual intercourse with a minor, as well as the misogynistic speech of B.I. addressed to females.
In the investigation of controlling work regularity and legality of the Ministry of Interior, the Protector of Citizens requested from this Ministry to inform him about the measures it had taken in cooperation with other competent bodies relevant to this case.
“The foregoing citizens’ reports were submitted to the Special Department for the Fight against High-Tech Crime of the Higher Public Prosecutor's Office in Belgrade, together with the archived You Tube video on 8 July 2020 in accordance with the Article 281, para. 3 of the Code of Criminal Procedure”, the MOI’s answer submitted to the Protector of Citizens reads.
“Regarding the behavior of certain celebrities, which is irresponsible, worrying and extremely disturbing for the citizens of Serbia, we request the competent authorities to take the measures that are on their disposal in order to prevent relativizing such criminal offences against children”, Mr. Zoran Pašalić declared on this occasion.
Likewise, Mr. Pašalić has pointed out that public figures have an increased responsibility for their conduct and every word spoken, hence they should not use their public appearance exclusively for personal promotion.