Santa Fe: preventive detention for ten young people accused of gang abuse

The justice of Santa Fe issued the preventive detention for ten young people between 23 and 26 years old accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl in 2018 in the town of Pilar, judicial sources reported this Sunday.

In the ruling, the judge of the Santa Fe city of Rafaela, Javier Bottero, followed the line of the prosecutor in the case, Angela Capitanio, who argued that this case it was a “gang rape”.

For Capitanio, who represents the Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPA), “the magistrate understood that the facts are proven” as stated by the Prosecutor’s Office, because “from the evidence provided it is clear that the victim was in a state of vulnerability that did not allow him to act voluntarily“.

“The judge also took into account that on repeated occasions, the adolescent told the men under investigation to stop their actions,” Capitanio added.

The abuse was attributed to twelve people, among whom are the ten detainees, a man who resides in Spain and a minor who between 23 on Friday, May 11, 2018 and 7 in the morning of the next day, as reported The fiscal, “abused the adolescent, who was in a vulnerable situation, since she could not freely direct her will as a result of the fact that he had drunk alcoholic beverages and had used marijuana. “

“The defendants acted in common agreement to carry out the acts of a sexual nature, which were carried out without the consent of the adolescent“Capitanio stressed and argued that” the crime was committed in a clear context of gender violence. “

The prosecutor said that “the investigation began as a result of a complaint filed by the victim’s mother, who found out what had happened as a result of what the mother of another minor told her, who had also been in the home where the abuse was perpetrated. “

“Based on that complaint, we ordered various proceedings, including the Gesell camera interview with the victim and the other adolescent who was at the scene,” the judicial official remarked.

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