The Colombian Ambassador to Russia, Rafael Amador, has resigned after the South American country's media accused him of sexually abusing minors while serving in Moscow.
Amador told the Colombian radio station La F.M. that he was resigning "voluntarily" amid a "series of absurd and deceitful information" concerning sexual abuse, which he called "political persecution," Ria Novosti reported.
Amador explained his resignation with the desire "not to harm" the Colombian government and the country's foreign minister. The ex-ambassador will travel to Bogota in the near future to take part in preliminary disciplinary probes, he said.
Colombia's Foreign Ministry received anonymous information about Amador's sexual interactions with minors while serving as ambassador to Russia.
The Foreign Ministry has not yet received a formal resignation letter from the ambassador, Columbian media reported.
In August, the ministry had previously begun an investigation into reports about violations on the part of the embassy when it provided aid to Colombian university students in Moscow.