'Paedophile Cannibal', 22, and ‘Girlfriend', 12, ‘Axed Man To Death'

A suspected 'paedophile cannibal' has been arrested by Russian authorities. The man is accused of axing a 21-year-old man to death then cooking and eating some of his body parts.

A 12-year-old girl was detained with him. She is accused of taking part in the murder and dismembering of the body.

The 22-year-old suspect was having a sexual relationship with the child, who he described as his 'girlfriend.’ It’s believed she’s a potentially victim of online grooming.  

The girls parents reported her missing ten days earlier in their home city of Sochi, some 1,500 miles away, say police.

The unnamed pair had 'cooked the brains' of householder Alexander Popovich whose severed head was found in the oven of an apartment in Novinka village, 60 miles from St Petersburg, where the victim lived.

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