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    First charges brought against detainee in case of Iwona Wieczorek’s disappearance

    The National Prosecutor’s Office has charged Paweł P., who was arrested on Wednesday (Dec 14), with perverting the course of justice concerning the Iwona Wieczorek case. This includes “destroying traces and evidence, covering the traces, as well as giving false information,” it was indicated by the National Prosecutor’s Office.

    As the National Prosecutor’s Office informed on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, two persons, including Paweł P., were detained in Gdańsk on the order of the prosecutor of the Małopolska Regional Department for Organised Crime and Corruption of the National Prosecutor’s Office in Kraków.

    “The detainees were transported to Kraków, where the prosecutor brought the charges against them relating to the commission of drug offences. In addition, charges were announced to Paweł P. for perverting the course of justice by destroying traces and evidence, covering the traces, and providing false information in the case concerning Iwona Wieczorek,”

    the prosecutor’s office stated.

    The prosecutor applied preventive measures against the suspects in the form of police supervision and a ban on leaving the country combined with the retention of their passports. In addition, the prosecutor applied a property bond in the amount of PLN 50,000 against Paweł P.

    “For the sake of the ongoing proceedings, at the present stage we are not providing any detailed information concerning the presented charges and the performed and planned procedural activities,”

    the prosecutor’s office noted.

    Iwona Wieczorek’s case

    In July it was 12 years since Iwona Wieczorek went missing. The case is currently being investigated by prosecutors from the X-Files, operating in the Malopolska Regional Division of the Department for Organised Crime and Corruption of the National Public Prosecutor’s Office in Krakow.

    Iwona Wieczorek was last seen on the night of 16-17 July 2010. The then 19-year-old girl had gone with friends to a club in Sopot after a barbecue. After leaving the disco, she was walking home alone in Gdańsk. She was registered by CCTV cameras in several places, but the girl has never come home. A 12-year search failed to turn up any trace of her. 

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