MOSCOW, May 7 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Dorogomilovsky District Court has found Magomed Magomedov guilty of sexually assaulting an underage girl and sentenced him to 14 years in a maximum security penal colony, the court’s spokesperson Anastasia Tatarulya told RAPSI.

Magomedov has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges.

Last July, the detention of Magomedov caused riots at the Matveyevsky food market in western Moscow. A team of police officers was attacked by a crowd of 20 to 25 people as they were detaining the suspect.

One of the officers received serious head injuries after reportedly being hit with brass knuckles. The suspected attacker, named as Magomed Rasulov, was detained.

The incident has been widely reported in the Russian media after an eyewitness video of the incident later went viral on social networks.

The attack has fueled ethnic tensions in the capital, whose marketplaces employ many migrants from post-Soviet states and representatives of ethnic minorities from Russia’s Muslim-populated North Caucasus regions, who are often treated as migrants in Moscow.