Hieromonk Meletius Tkachenko

Aliases:
  • Andrei Tkachenko
  • Andrey Tkachenko
  • MeletiyTkachenko
  • Meletyi Tkachenko
Hieromonk Meletius Tkachenko
Hieromonk Meletius Tkachenko
Hieromonk Meletius Tkachenko
Hieromonk Meletius Tkachenko

Hieromonk Meletius Tkachenko is a priest in the Moscow Patriarchate, Diocese of Yakutsk.

In July of 2017, Father Tkachenko was charged with two counts of pedophilia with respect to a minor under the age of 14. The Diocese has suspended the clergyman until the criminal case is resolved.

The hieromonk was convicted in November of 2018 of 46 rape counts, although he was accused of 87 counts of molesting children. He sentenced to 17 years in prison.