The Prosecutor’s Office investigate the 26 minors related to the photographic montage of alleged nudes where about thirty girls from Almendralejo (Badajoz) made with Artificial Intelligence. Of the total number of those investigated for their alleged involvement in the events, five are under 14 years old and, therefore, would not be liable to prosecution. To the rest the Minor Lawalthough not all would have the same judicial responsibility depending on the crimes committed, taking into account that some were responsible for their preparation, others saved them on their mobile phone and others were responsible for disseminating them to third parties, although all would be criminal acts due to which are images that affect minors, according to sources from the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office.
With respect to the five involved minors under 14 years of age, the Prosecutor’s Office will be forced to file the case because under this age the law does not contemplate any type of criminal responsibility, although the Prosecutor’s Office may transfer the case against them to the Board. of Extremadura in case you want to take any measure from a social point of view. The rest are between 14 and 17 years old. In addition, the parents of these adolescents over 14 years of age would also be held accountable so that they respond in a subsidiary manner from a civil point of view, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.
Those involved not only face the sanctions of the Minors’ Law but at the same time a file has been opened by the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD), which could result in financial sanctions for the alleged perpetrators, with a maximum penalty of 10,000 euros for each of them.
The affected minors, some in psychological treatment, are suffering from shame, fear and low self-esteem after the photographs were released, according to their own families.
Miriam Al Adibthe mother of one of those affected and who made the facts public through her social networks, has indicated that “the girls are going to be protected, now they know that their environment and society protects them as a whole and that in no case are they guilty. Those who have done this, and those who have contributed in one way or another, I hope they have learned their lesson.”