Trial against grandmother accused of sexually abusing 4-year-old grandson in Magallanes | National

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This week began the oral trial against a 72-year-old grandmother, who was accused of sexually abusing a grandson in Magallanes.

The events would have occurred between May and August 2018 when the father of the victim – of 4 years back then – He lived with the accused, so the minor regularly spent the night in the house.

On indeterminate days, and while he slept, the grandmother would have touched her genital area and other parts of the body, in the bathroom and your room. In addition, the woman would have exhibited his own private parts to the kid.

According to the accusation of the plaintiff, these actions “caused inconvenience, discomfort and behaviors exacerbated from unadjusted sexuality to their evolutionary stage and age range ”.

The Public Ministry decided not to persevere in this case, but the interests of the minor are represented by the NGO Protect your Rights.

In their opinion, the facts correspond to the sexual abuse of a minor under 14 years of age and, as punishment, they request that a five-year prison sentence.

During the trial they will 14 witnesses appear, including the victim herself, and in its course the plaintiff will focus its argument on the behavioral change that the minor had after the alleged abuse.

However, in its initial argument, the defense affirmed that the complaint against the accused originates from legal disputes between the parents of the victim.

Thus, the defense attorney Ramón Ibáñez revealed that the couple has been divorced since the minor is 1 year old and that from that period on the mother has presented two complaints for violation of rights before the family courts, both rejected.

“The mother has lied constantly, lost any kind of credibility. The only thing left to do was report the child’s grandmother, ”said Ibáñez.

This article describes an ongoing legal process

There is a possibility that the charges will be dismissed at the end of the investigation, therefore The accused (s) should NOT be considered guilty until Justice dictates sentence against him.
(Article 04 of the Code of Criminal Procedure)


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