An army paratrooper has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for sexually assaulting and sending pornographic videos and photos to two little girls in the city of Mostoles, Madrid. The soldier, who has been in the Alcala de Henares prison since last March, took advantage of his proximity to families and his position as a physical trainer at a tennis club, where both walked for regular sexual conversations with two minors. He was arrested in June 2018 at a Spanish base in Iraq, where he was being held when the family of one of the victims heard what was happening and condemned the events.
The sentence, which elDiario.es had access to, explains that this soldier was almost 40 years old when he started having sexual contact with both girls. Member of the Almogavare VI Parachute Brigade (BRIPAC) And deployed in Paracuellos del Jarama, the soldier worked as a physical trainer several days a week at the tennis club ‘Princesa’ at the Andres Torrejon Sports Center in the city of Mostoles, Madrid. It was there that he met and made contact with two girls who had been coming to the sports center for years to practice tennis.
His relationship with one of the girls, who was 11 at the time, was particularly close: he had been a close friend of his father since childhood. The circumstance in which the pedophile took advantage of the fact confirmed by the court that he had established constant contact with him by mobile phone. The loving messages in which he earned the “admiration” of his victim, the judges said, explained things related to his work as a soldier. Messages turned into sexual conversations, pornographic videos taken with her husband, video calls also with sexual content and require the girl to send him this type of material as well.
In the case of this first victim, the defendant abused him, taking advantage of the fact that he had slept in his house one night. The second victim was a 13-year-old girl who was also at the same sports center and to whom the soldier also sent sexually explicit videos, though he never said to send her pictures. The pedophile completed this intersection and touch of sexual messages with army-loving messages and even gifts: badges in his name, T-shirts and, according to sources, the rings he used as a parachutist in jumps.
The parents of one of the girls found out what was happening when one of them had one of those sexual conversations on a cell phone with a defendant they had known for years. They lodged a complaint, and immediately afterwards, Judge Pablo Rose, who was then appointed to the court of Mostole, ordered his arrest. The investigation was to be transferred to a Spanish base in Besmaia, Iraq, where BRIPAC was based. A few days before. One of the victims had a last sexual video call from there and investigators confiscated his mobile phone.
Four years later, the Madrid Provincial Court upheld the instructions of Ruz, who was then an investigating judge in the Gurtel case and is now a member of the European Prosecutor’s Office, and imposed the maximum sentence sought by the prosecution: 23 years and 2 months in prison for sexual assault, two juvenile offenders , For one exhibitionism and two more for sexual provocation. He will also have to pay compensation to one of the victims, 45,000 euros and 20,000 euros, respectively, and is prohibited from approaching less than half a kilometer from them.
As this newspaper has learned, the sentence was handed down in March and the provincial court decided a few days later that he would go to jail to await a final decision behind bars, and he has since been in Alcal დე de’s military prison. Henares. The same sources in the case explain that the pedophile has already appealed the sentence to the High Court of Justice in Madrid and that the allegations call into question his arguments.
Official figures show that in 2019 alone, courts in Spain convicted more than 500 people for sexually assaulting minors, the vast majority of whom are men. More than 600 people were also convicted of prostitution and juvenile corruption. In this case, a Madrid court confirms the girls’ “credible” statement, which is corroborated by the testimonies of their relatives and the materials found by police on a pedophile’s mobile phone after he was arrested in Iraq and taken to Spain. He deleted more than 130 videos in a year and a half while talking to girls, but investigators found the same files on his and his victim’s phones.
The victims, who testified before the judge during the investigation phase, were unequivocally testified. “It’s like a car, he asked me and I did it,” said one. “He abused my trust, my mind and my body,” said another. The sentence itself indicates in its proven facts that its purpose was to “deceive” girls for their sexual purposes, whose phones continued to receive messages from a pedophile even as their parents condemned the events at the Madrid police station.
Psychologists from the Center for Sexual Violence Intervention for Children (CIASI) explained at the trial that the girls’ testimonies were “credible” and that the convict’s dynamics were “seduction-abduction” with them, which left both of them “emotionally involved” with more than enough arguments. She admitted some of the messages she sent to the girls, apologized for the messages, but blamed her pedophile behavior for working in the military. Both at the end and at the beginning of the trial, the sentence reads: “He sought a causal connection between the facts and the professional activities carried out in the army”, which was categorically denied by the court experts.
Madrid court magistrate Tanya Garcia Sedano explains that the aggravating circumstance relates to the crime of violence because “he was a family friend” and took advantage of both those circumstances and the physical condition of tennis. Coach at the sports center where both were present. “The accused instituted an abusive interpersonal relationship in which he objectively showed the juvenile,” the sentence reads, referring to the “manipulation and cancellation” he inflicted on one of his victims and how he “manipulated what is a free and open relationship between a couple.” To fully achieve its goal. “
Source: El Diario