Tert.am Ara K. Manoogian, a human rights activist, investigative journalist, and member of the Policy Forum Armenia (PFA) think tank, is accused of pedophilia. This was posted on his Facebook page by user Raffi Shishoyan.
Ara Manukyan was charged on August 6, 2019, with sexual offenses, in particular pedophilia. According to the California Penal Code, the charge relates to committing abusive acts with a minor under the age of 14.
“This is a public record and calls on all people and organizations to review their relationship with sex offender Ara Manukyan and keep their children safe,” the Facebook user wrote.
Ara Manukyan is being held on $ 1,330,000 bail and faces up to 10 years in prison.
Tert.am contacted Raffi Shishoyan, who said he had read the documents from open sources, the California court and police.
“I have been following Ara Manukyan’s activities for quite a long time. He divided the entire Armenian community in the US. He was involved in this work both before and after the revolution in Armenia. Now he supports the Pashinyan government, and before that he advocated “Sasna Tsrer”, “Raffi Shishoyan said.
Below are the articles of charge against Ara Manukyan.