Serhiy Tkach

Sergey, Pologovsky Maniac

  Active for 22 years
(1984-2005) in Russia, Ukraine




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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 19 Books About Serhiy Tkach
  14. 4 External References
  15. Internal References

Serhiy Tkach (Serhiy Fedorovich Tkach) a Soviet-Russian serial killer known as the Pologovsky Maniac. Tkach was a former Ukrainian police criminal investigator turned serial killer. He suffocated girls aged between 8 and 18 years of age. He performed sexual acts on their bodies after they were dead. He claimed to have killed one hundred victims. Tkach confessed to numerous crimes but refused to apologize for any of them, he demanded the death penalty. Tkach was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of thirty-seven women and girls over more than two decades. The death penalty in Ukraine was abolished in 2000. Serhiy Tkach died from a heart attack in 2018 while still in prison.

Serhiy Tkach Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Serhiy Tkach (aka) Sergey, Pologovsky Maniac, was active for 22 years between 1984-2005, known to have ( 37 confirmed / 100 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Russia, Ukraine

Serhiy Tkach was born on September 12th 1952 in Kiselyovsk, RSFSR.

Tkach a pedophile, necrophile male citizen of Soviet Union. Tkach married three times. He had 5 Children.

In 1984 (Age 31/32) Serhiy Tkach started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with wife and children in Polohy, Southern Ukraine, where Tkach was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on August 1st 2005 (Age 52), convicted on December 23rd 2008 (Age 56), sentenced to life imprisonment at Prison No. 8 of Zhytomyr in the Ukraine. Tkach was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Serhiy Tkach died on November 4th 2018 (Age 66), cause of death: natural causes, heart attack at Prison No. 8 of Zhytomyr in the Ukraine.

Profile Completeness: 72%
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Serhiy Tkach has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Serhiy Tkach a known:

Serhiy Tkach
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-30 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Serhiy Tkach
Nickname: Sergey, Pologovsky Maniac
Victims: 37 - 100
Years Active: 1984 - 2005
Ages Active: 31/32 - 52/53
Active Countries: Russia, Ukraine
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1952 - 2018
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Soviet Union
Sexual Preference: pedophile, necrophile
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: married three times
Children: 5 Children
Living With: wife and children in Polohy, Southern Ukraine
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 12, 1952
Family Name: Tkach
Given Name: Sergey
Birth Location: Kiselyovsk, RSFSR
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Aug 1, 2005 (Age 52)
Convicted: Dec 23, 2008 (Age 56)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Prison No. 8 of Zhytomyr in the Ukraine
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Nov 4, 2018 (Age 66)
Cause of Death: natural causes, heart attack
Death Location: Prison No. 8 of Zhytomyr in the Ukraine
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Serhiy Tkach

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Serhiy Tkach. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Sep 12 1952Serhiy Tkach was born in Kiselyovsk, RSFSR.  #19520912
Sep 12 1972
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Sep 12 1982
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 31/32)
Serhiy Tkach started his serial killing spree. #1984
Sep 12 1992
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Sep 12 2002
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
(Age 52/53)
Serhiy Tkach ended his serial killing spree. #2005
Aug 01 2005
(Age 52)
Serhiy Tkach arrested. #20050801
Dec 23 2008
(Age 56)
Serhiy Tkach was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Prison No. 8 of Zhytomyr in the Ukraine.  #20081223
Sep 12 2012
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Nov 04 2018
(Age 66)
Serhiy Tkachdied.cause of death:natural causes, heart attackat Prison No. 8 of Zhytomyr in the Ukraine. #20181104

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Boolean Questions:
living with children TRUE 268
rape TRUE 453
strangle TRUE 443
sex with body TRUE 430
totem personal item TRUE 354
robbed TRUE 418
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365

Books that Mention Serhiy Tkach

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Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Serhiy Tkach)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: My Life Among the Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Serhiy Tkach)
Dr. Helen Morrison
My Life Among the Serial Killers
Book: The Last Witness (mentions serial killer Serhiy Tkach)
W.E.B. Griffin
The Last Witness
Book: The Killer Department (mentions serial killer Serhiy Tkach)
Robert Cullen
The Killer Department
Book: The Forensic Psychology of Criminal... (mentions serial killer Serhiy Tkach)
Katherine Ramsland
The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds
Book: The Little Book of Murder (mentions serial killer Serhiy Tkach)
Neil R. Storey
The Little Book of Murder
Book: Little Book of Murder (mentions serial killer Serhiy Tkach)
Neil R. Storey
Little Book of Murder

19 Books that mention Serial Killer
Serhiy Tkach

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0061809594 My Life Among the Serial... 33
1101601000 The Last Witness 1
0804111642 The Killer Department 5
1101171693 The Forensic Psychology o... 9
0752469940 The Little Book of Murder 1
0750951486 Little Book of Murder 4
9637326987 Heroes and Villains 1
149096679x 100 of the Most Famous Se... 17
1230526412 Necrophiles 7
1291006168 The Glencaple Murder's 61
1438129882 The Encyclopedia of Kidna... 14
1572330678 A Sherwood Bonner Sampler... 2
1438119143 The Encyclopedia of Unsol... 29
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
1420089137 Necrophilia 6

Serhiy Fedorovich Tkach (Ukrainian: Сергій Федорович Ткач, Russian: Серге́й Фёдорович Ткач; born September 12, 1952) is a Soviet and later Ukrainian serial killer, convicted for the killing of 37 women and girls in Ukraine from 1980 to 2005.

External References
  1. Serhiy Tkach on, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Serhiy TKACH on, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Ткач, Сергей Фёдорович on, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  4. Q2992264 on, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Serhiy Tkach is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 41[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  2. #1 of 39[ Page 1 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #2 of 4[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the Ukraine
  4. #5 of 29[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Russia
  5. #5 of 60[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #11 of 250[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #13 of 307[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #25 of 651[ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #40 of 651[ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #303 of 651[ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  11. #592 of 651[ Page 40 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Serhiy Tkach is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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