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Well-known folk singer arrested after raping two boys

Well-known folk singer arrested after raping two boys

A singing teacher from Galați, Romania, has been remanded in custody for allegedly inciting two children aged 14 and 16 to engage in sexual acts, which is legally considered rape. The sexually abused boys were his singing students.

Sources familiar with the investigation revealed to Adevărul that the suspect is singer Aurică Totolici.

He is one of the most famous folk singers from Galați and the Moldova region. He was a member of the “Doina Covurluiului” ensemble in Galați for over 20 years and is currently retired at the age of 59 and gives singing lessons to children.

The criminal police in Galați searched his apartment on Sunday and accused him of rape of minors, mistreatment of minors and aiding and abetting sexual acts between minors.

Totolici allegedly refused to open the door to the police, so they had to break in.

Police said that from September 2023 to the present, the perpetrator allegedly exploited his role as a singing teacher to entice two children, aged 14 and 16, to engage in sexual acts.

Initially, the man was detained for 24 hours, and the Galați Court approved the request for 30 days of pre-trial detention. The singer contested the measure, and his request will be heard before the Galați Court on July 18.