|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Russian Wikipedia. (March 2012)|
September 15, 1952 |
Kiselyovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Other names||"Pologovsky Maniac"|
|Criminal penalty||Life imprisonment|
|Number of victims||36 confirmed, 70-130 + claimed|
|Span of killings||1984 (possibly 1980)–2005|
|Date apprehended||August 2005|
Serhiy Fedorovich Tkach (Ukrainian: Сергій Федорович Ткач, Russian: Серге́й Фёдорович Ткач; born 15 September 1952) is a former Ukrainian police criminal investigator, originally from Russia, and a convicted serial killer who claimed to have killed 100 people. He suffocated girls aged between eight and 18 and performed sexual acts on their bodies after they were dead. Although Tkach admitted his crimes and demanded the death penalty, after a one-year trial, a tribunal in Dnipropetrovsk sentenced him to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of 36 women over more than two decades. Over the years, nine people had been wrongly jailed for some of the murders of which Tkach was found guilty. One of the men wrongly accused killed himself. Another was not released until March 2012.
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