Sebastián Villa is prohibited from leaving the country

The prosecutor investigating Boca Juniors soccer player Sebastián Villa, after a young woman denounced him for sexual abuse and tried to hang her in his house in a private neighborhood in the Buenos Aires town of Canning, prohibited the player from leaving the country and for this Monday he summoned the complainant to ratify the accusation.

This is the second complaint received by the footballer and scorer of the Ribera clubsince he is awaiting the oral trial in the case that investigates him for gender violence against his ex-partner, Daniela Cortés, who in April 2020 denounced him for injuries and threats.

According to judicial sources, the prosecutor Vanesa González, of the Functional Unit of Instruction (UFI) 3 of Esteban Echeverría, Specialized in Family and Gender Violence, Sexual Abuse and Crimes Related to Trafficking in Persons, also imposed a ban on approaching the victim and her family group. The decision was made in the last few hours by the representative of the Public Ministry and was endorsed by the Judge of Guarantees involved in the file.

The young woman must ratify the accusation this Monday from 9, at the headquarters of the UFI located in Güemes at 400, in the town of Monte Grande, after the brief presented this Friday in which she recounted the event that occurred on June 26 of 2021.

As a result of the attack, the complainant had to be assisted at the Penna Hospital in Buenos Aires, but explained that she did not file the complaint despite the recommendation of the doctors who treated her because at that time she suffered a state of shock, she suffered from “fear” and was “paralyzed”.

“We are analyzing sending the presentation ourselves and notifying Boca Juniors of the complaint so that it activates the protocol,” he told Telam the lawyer Roberto Castillo, who represents the young woman.

The young woman’s defender added that on Monday they will provide “more evidence” before the prosecution regarding the “injuries” suffered by the complainant on “her face.” “We are going to bring photographic plates and a flash drive with the injuries from the first slap and, in turn, we are trying to download videos and audios”accurate.

The lawyer had said that the victim -whose identity is preserved- is “totally broken”, that she is “very afraid” after denouncing “a public figure” and that the prosecution involved in the case will have to analyze if it is necessary detain the Boca player “because of his background and to ensure that he can be prosecuted”.

“She is a person who is totally broken, a girl who had a hard time getting information from her that helped us to make the complaint, and who is also shaken by the fear she has of denouncing a public figure,” said Castillo, who had asked ” a security measure (for their assistance) in order to protect their physical integrity”.

For this reason, the prosecution requested a ban on Villa approaching her and her family group, who will not be able to leave the country either, a measure that was already in force against her in the case that has been open since 2020 for another episode of gender-based violence. .

The case

According to the new complaint against Villa, to which he had access Telamthe episode occurred in the house that the Colombian soccer player owns in the “Venado II” neighborhood of the town of Canning, in the southern area of ​​the Buenos Aires suburbs, hours after having participated in a barbecue attended by other players from the Boca squad .

The young woman explained that she met him at the beginning of 2020, when the soccer player was still in a relationship with Daniela Cortés, and considered him an “extremely violent and aggressive” person.

Regarding the night of June 26, 2021, the victim said that the soccer player had drunk “a lot of alcohol and more than one bottle of whiskey” and that he reproached him for, while they participated in the barbecue at the house of a teammate in Ezeiza , “had looked” at the footballers.

After having a strong discussion, Villa and the young woman left the place and went to the soccer player’s house with his security employee nicknamed “Vikingo” and a friend named Félix Benítez.

“At that moment, what was the worst situation of my life began,” said the young woman in her complaint, where she recounted that after being mistreated and beaten by Villa, she wanted to leave and, given that situation, the Boca striker lowered her pants, threw her on a bed and raped her.

After the abuse, the woman called a friend and, in a rental car from the Uber platform, she went to her house in the City of Buenos Aires, where she bathed, put her clothes to wash and cut “her hair well”. short product of shock”.

The complainant said that she has recorded the conversations in which the Colombian soccer player, through his friend Benítez, offers him $5,000 to forget “everything that happened.”

The club’s position

From Boca they communicated that “the institution’s Inclusion and Equality department is already available due to the episode involving the player Sebastián Villa” and ratified “its total commitment in situations of gender and equality”, although it did not evaluate for now the possibility of remove him from campus.

After the new complaint, the striker shared a story on his social networks where he uploaded the Daddy Yankee song “Everyone wants Raymond”, which talks about being exposed to criticism for being a public figure.


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