Judo Olympics warriors arrested for child abuse
After a seven-month flight the former (Olympics) Austrian Olympian Peter Seisenbacher was arrested in Kiev. The 57-year-old is said to have abused minors for years. Seisenbacher won gold in 1984 and 1988 in the judo competitions.
Kiev and Vienna
For seven months Peter Seisenbacher was on the run from the authorities. On Tuesday, Ukrainian police units arrested the former judo fighter in an apartment in Kiev, as reported by the news agency AFP. The middleweight winner of the Olympic Games 1984 in Los Angeles and 1988 in Seoul is accused to have passed between 1997 and 2004 to three girls.
But only a few years later, the young women dared to report against the Austrian. In December 2016, the trial was to be opened against him. Seisenbacher dived under and fled. Since then, he has been sought with an international arrest warrant. According to reports from the Austrian news agency APA, the investigators of Seisenbacher came by telephone surveillance. He regularly made phone calls with his mother, who lived in Vienna.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Ukrainian police attacked. Austria’s authorities have already submitted a request for extradition. Seisenbacher himself has not said anything about the allegations. In the case of conviction, the Judoka may be held for up to ten years.