Mexican man cleared in
sexual assault of schoolgirl
because he didn’t ‘enjoy’ it
By Marty Carlson
As reported by the Guardian website, and a online Mexican newspaper, 21-year-old Diego Cruz was one of four men from prominent families in the state of Veracruz, Mexico haccused of seizing a classmate from the private school as she left the New Year’s party on January 1, 2015.
Judge Anuar Gonzalez found that although Cruz was accused of touching the victim’s breasts and penetrating with his fingers, he had acted without “carnal intent “and was not guilty of the assault.
The victim who was 17 at the time was forced into the car of one of the alleged attackers and she stated she was never helpless. Two of the other three suspects are accused of penetrating the victim.
The release of Cruz, who had fled to Spain, but was extradited back to Mexico, has prompted outrage among human rights activists and marked a new low point in a case that has reinforced perception that those with money and political connections are above the law.
The judge, ruling that since there was no pleasure in the act was intended to cause humiliation. They were touching her, they were bothering her, so for the judge, if the attention was a pleasure, it is not sexual assault as quoted by the worker in the legal studies department at the Center for teaching and research in economics.
The facts were not disputed, and it was not some crazy woman saying this. And it came from the judge’s mouth that if they touch you against your will, it might not be abuse. Diego Cruz was identified as touching a girl from China and later introduced his fingers, imputing him to the crime of sex abuse, which according to the judge did not faithfully demonstrate.
He also stated the sexual abuse of this minor, to which the criminal figure in question alludes, has not been proven concisely, which means it is impossible to declare that it constitutionally happened.
Now for the defense of the girl, she has a period of 10 days to challenge the judge’s decision. The attorney for the Carlos material’s case, confirmed that they will do so and will integrate a possible complaint against the judge, in case it is proven an act of outlaw.
On a personal note:
Here we are getting petty about some of our issues right here in the United States, and we have other countries that have this type of abuse of women. Maybe we should put our pettiness aside and realize how lucky we are, sometimes to have what we have but we still don’t appreciate it. Sounds like in Mexico they have a long way to go.