Bratislava, March 8 (TASR) – The Opposition MP of undisclosed identity who has been accused of immoral behaviour towards a 15-year-old drug addict and client of the Clean Day resocialisation centre should come forward and give up his mandate, according to a call by OLaNO-NOVA leader Igor Matovic.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Matovic claimed that insinuations voiced by Clean Day co-founder Zuzana Tomankova Mikova earlier in the day don’t really fit anyone from the OLaNO-NOVA caucus.
“The accusation raised here is so serious that I call upon the opposition MP who is accused of immoral conduct towards the client to come forward. It’s not a display of valour to send dirty messages to a drug-addict, but to come clean and relinquish his mandate. Let him step up today already,” stated Matovic.
MP Anna Veresova (OLaNO-NOVA) also urged Tomankova Mikova to release the name of the MP whom Matovic called a ‘pervert’. “The protection of children means not keeping the identities of child abusers a secret,” she said.
Matovic’s party is not guessing as to the identity of the MP, but is claiming that published hints lead to someone specific. “The net tightens when Tomankova Mikova talks about a then affluent entrepreneur turned MP who made statements about the Clean Day case,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Tomankova Mikova claimed that the individual in question is “an Opposition politician, the epitome of a moral crusader”. He allegedly contacted the 15-year-old girl, who is now an adult, after she posted photos labelled as “immature femininity” on her social network webpage and he engaged in lascivious and lecherous communication with her. Tomankova Mikova also criticised the MP over his failure to help the girl when she fled from the resocialisation centre and “criminal activities were visited upon her person”.
“Even though he possessed information about her whereabouts, he chose not to contact us, the police or anyone searching for the girl,” she said.
Tomankova Mikova calls upon the MP to either consent to having his entire communication with the girl published within two weeks or retire from politics. “If he won’t oblige, I’ll search for legal means to have his name released,” she said.
The Clean Day resocialisation centre captured headlines in 2016 because of accusations of sexual abuse of its clients and the repeated failure to protect children’s rights – accusations levelled against it by Opposition politicians. The Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family initiated proceedings against the centre, with the Accreditation Committee proposing to take away Clean Day’s accreditation. Ultimately, however, the ministry chose to preserve the centre’s accreditation.