MOSCOW, March 11 (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, US media reported that Denis Flynn, 23, who was adopted from Russia by a US couple from California, has accused his adoptive parents of years of sexual abuse while he was a minor.
"We hope that an impartial and thorough investigation into all the circumstances of the allegation will be conducted and, should the adoptive parents' guilt be confirmed, that they will incur a just punishment. A repetition of situations where, as has often happened before, Americans convicted of murdering or mistreating adopted Russians have avoided adequate punishment, is unacceptable," Konstantin Dolgov said.
The ombudsman stressed that the situation raises serious concerns, adding that the Russian Consulate-General in San Francisco had already contacted Denis Flynn's lawyer.
The Flynns were arrested in November. They are facing dozens of charges, including allegations of continual sexual abuse. Ralph has allegedly been linked to another abuse involving a boy he adopted in 1972.