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Less than 3 years in prison for two young men for abusing a girl and recording it


Exteriors of the Court of Pontevedra. / ef

With the intention of humiliating her, they beat her, spat on her, insulted her and one of them put his penis in her mouth while the victim was unconscious. The Prosecutor’s Office took into account the mitigating compensation for the damage, having consigned part of the compensation

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The trial against two young men accused of sexually abusing a young woman who was unconscious and recording it with a mobile phone has finally resulted in a consent agreement and sentences of less than three years in prison for each of the defendants, after an agreement between the defenses and the prosecution.

Thus, the two defendants, Manel RB and Braulio LS, who have been in prison since December 2020, have acknowledged the facts, and have been sentenced in a conformity hearing in the fifth section of the Provincial Court of Pontevedra, based in Vigo. .

Braulio LS has been sentenced to a total of 2 years, 7 months and 15 days in prison as the perpetrator of a crime of sexual abuse with oral carnal access and as an accomplice to a crime against privacy. In addition, he has been fined 540 euros, prohibited from approaching or communicating with the victim for 8 years (once he is released from prison), and probation for 7 years.

For his part, Manel RB has been sentenced to a total of 2 years and three months in prison as the author of a crime of sexual abuse and another against privacy. He will also have to pay a fine of 1,080 euros, he will not be able to approach or communicate with the victim for 8 years and he has been placed on probation for 5 years.

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With regard to civil liability, both must jointly and severally compensate the victim in 10,470 euros, although they have already allocated part of that compensation. Thus, Manel has already deposited 5,000 euros and Braulio another 2,000 euros and, precisely for this reason, the Prosecutor’s Office has taken into account the mitigation of damage repair, in the modification of his accusation.

Hitting, spitting and insults

The events date back to the early hours of August 11, 2020, when these two friends met the victim, whom they knew, in a local cocktail bar. After consuming several drinks, the three went in a taxi to the apartment of one of the accused, at which time the young woman lost consciousness.

The defendants took advantage of the fact that the girl could not defend herself and laid her on a bed, took off her pants and underwear, and dedicated themselves to groping her and making obscene and distasteful comments, while they took turns recording everything with a mobile phone. .

With the intention of humiliating her and undermining her dignity, they hit her buttocks, slapped her, spat on her, insulted her and one of them put his penis in her mouth, while the victim was unconscious.

The recording of these abuses was saved on the mobile phone of one of the accused, and for a short period of time it was spread among his acquaintances and acquaintances of the victim herself, through the social network Instagram.

Initially, the public ministry considered the two accused perpetrators of a continued crime of sexual abuse with oral carnal access, a crime against moral integrity and a crime against privacy, and requested sentences for each of them totaling 14 years. and 7 months in jail. It also requested compensation for the victim of 25,470 euros.


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