One of the world’s worst serial killers has fathered a baby with a pen pal 40 years his junior. Jailed ex-cop Sergey Tkach, 65, may have murdered more than 100 women and girls, including one aged only eight. In a 25-year reign of terror, the cold-blooded psychopath had s3x with the dead bodies then used his police training to hide his sickening crimes.
His wife Elena, who was not born when he started his killing spree, was a teenager when she saw the jailed monster in a TV interview and became besotted with him.
Elena, 25, sent him perfumed letters which led to prison visits and, in 2015, they wed. Tkach is yet to meet their daughter Elizaveta, born 19 months ago.
They have regular conjugal visits yet Elena does not fear for her safety, even though Tkach has access to kitchen knives in the apartment they use. She is equally unconcerned about her husband’s victims. In a shocking interview she revealed: “I don’t feel guilty because I did not commit the crimes. Of course I’d not wish this on anyone and if it happened to my family I’d punish that person.
“But I didn’t do anything.”
The killer was jailed in 2008 in Ukraine, where there is no death penalty. She said: “When I saw his interview there was a sort of magnetism. I wanted to have a conversation, get to know him. I wanted to make him like me.”
At first they spoke only by phone separated by a glass panel but officials then allowed them to be in the same room.
She said: “I felt happiness when I realised I was pregnant. I wanted this baby and he wanted this baby but she was born in Russia and my parents and the officials won’t let me bring her to this country.”Elena’s horrified parents are said to have pleaded with the courts to strip her of parental rights for Elizaveta.
Meanwhile Elena coolly campaigns for the release of Tkach, who is caged with dozens of rapists and murders in the tough Zhytomyr Prison, a former Gestapo jail, in north west Ukraine.