Is Andrew Tate being charged for the more serious crime of human trafficking in continued form? Learn all there is to know about it.
In a stunning development, Romanian authorities have escalated the charges against social media influencer Andrew Tate from human trafficking to the more serious crime of “human trafficking in continued form.” Prosecutors claim that this new charge carries even graver implications than the initial counts of trafficking that Tate and his brother Tristan were facing.
The Tate brothers, along with two Romanian female suspects, are currently under house arrest as they await trial for suspected human trafficking, rape, and forming a criminal gang to exploit women sexually. These accusations have been vehemently denied by all four suspects, who continue to maintain their innocence.
While the case is still under investigation and yet to reach trial, Romanian prosecutors have officially filed charges against the Tate brothers and their associates. The trial is expected to commence in June, where prosecutors will present the evidence against them. Andrew Tate, a British-American citizen renowned for his massive Twitter following of 5.4 million, along with his co-accused, spent over three months in police custody before being placed under house arrest by a Bucharest court in March of this year.
Did the Tate brothers have to say anything about the development?
Though the Tate brothers have not said anything about the development as of now, their legal team have reached out to comment.
The Tate brothers’ legal team said the changes were in the suspects’ legal interest. “The legal framework has been revised and altered to ensure an impartial investigation is upheld,” they said. In an interview with the BBC earlier this month, Tate denied the allegations of rape and exploitation made against him.
He also denied that his views on women were harmful, later claiming that it was “completely disingenuous” to “pretend” that he was damaging young people. It remains to be seen how the situation plays out.