Lithuanian Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis on Tuesday asked the Seimas to strip Kęstutis Pūkas of his immunity from criminal prosecution in a pre-trial investigation over allegations of sexual harassment and violation of the rules for keeping firearms.
Kęstutis Pūkas
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Prosecutors launched the investigation last March following complaints from four young women claiming that they had been sexually harassed by the lawmaker.

The prosecutors also say that Pūkas kept a gun in a safe in his office in the Seimas building, thus failing to ensure its safety.

The parliamentarian, who was elected to the Seimas on the Order and Justice list, may face a fine, restriction of liberty or arrest. The pre-trial investigation is being conducted by the Vilnius District Prosecutor's Office.

The Seimas has already launched impeachment proceedings against Pūkas over the sexual harassment charges.

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