As police continue their investigation into a sex trafficking case, a Romanian court has ordered Andrew Tate to remain in custody for another 30 days.
- Romanian authorities have the Tate brothers in custody on suspicion of sex trafficking.
- Throughout the investigation, they have repeatedly requested to be released from prison
As police continue their investigation into the sex trafficking case, Andrew Tate will remain imprisoned for an additional 30 days after a Romanian court determined that he is too dangerous to be released.
Since being detained alongside his brother Tristan, 34, on suspicion of rape, human trafficking, and building an organized crime group, British-American kickboxer Tate, 36, has maintained his innocence.
After prosecutors from DIICOT (the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism) searched their Pipera villa on suspicion of sex trafficking, the brothers have been in custody since December 29.
Along with them in custody are Georgiana Naghel, a model who is thought to have been Tate’s girlfriend for close to a year, and Luana Radu, a 32-year-old former police officer in Bucharest. After today’s decision, the two models are being held under house arrest.
The Tate brothers have repeatedly requested to be released from custody while the investigation is ongoing, but Romanian courts have so far refused their requests.
The brothers’ attorneys previously stated that they anticipated their release. Gandul reported that Eugen Vidineac declared they would “challenge” the decision to keep them in jail.
A second attorney, Constantin Ion Gliga, stated that they were “very confident” about the result because they believed “no new evidence” had been presented.
Andrew Tate claimed in court in Romania that he was being held in custody “to make me mentally ill” and that his detention was a ruse to force him to give in.
The detention of the suspects may be extended by the prosecution for a total of 180 days.