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Andrew Tate and his brother WILL stand trial over rape and human trafficking charges in Romania, court rules

Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan will stand trial over rape and human trafficking charges in Romania, the Bucharest Court ruled today.

The Bucharest Tribunal said in a decision Friday that it has ‘established the legality of the administration of evidence and the execution of acts by the criminal prosecution authorities and orders the start of the trial’.

Tate’s spokesperson, Mateea Petrescu, said no date had yet been set for the trial and that the ruling would be appealed.

Tate, 37, was arrested in December 2022 near Bucharest along with his brother Tristan Tate and two Romanian women.

Romanian prosecutors formally indicted all four in June last year for human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal gang to sexually exploit women. They have denied the allegations.

Before the court’s decision on Friday, the legal case had been discussed for months in the preliminary chamber stages, a process in which defendants can challenge prosecutors’ evidence and case file.

Under Romanian law, the case has sat with the Bucharest court’s preliminary chamber since the indictment, which needed to inspect the case files and evidence to ensure legality.

That process has now been completed and the criminal trial can start.

‘The court notes the legality of evidence management by … prosecutors, and rules that the case can go to trial,’ the Bucharest court said, adding the ruling can be challenged on appeal.

In March, a Romanian court approved a request from Britain to extradite the Tate brothers on allegations of sexual aggression dating back to 2012-15, but only after the completion of Romanian trial proceedings.

The Tate brothers, both former kickboxers with dual U.S. and British citizenship, are the highest profile suspects facing trial for human trafficking in Romania and their case will be a test for Romania’s anti-organized crime prosecuting unit DIICOT.

Trafficking of adults carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years, as does rape.

The Tate brothers were held in police custody during the criminal investigation from late December 2022 until April 2023, to prevent them from fleeing the country or tampering with evidence.

They were then under house arrest until August, when courts placed them under judicial control, a lighter preventative measure that enables them to move around freely but not leave the country.

A request to leave Bucharest and visit their mother in Luton who had suffered a heart attack was denied at Christmas by officials.

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