• A hundred Mossos agents have participated in the investigation, of which about 30 belong to the Central Unit for Sexual Assaults

The head of the investigating court number 4 of Igualada has agreed this Saturday provisional prison, communicated and without bail for the young man arrested last Thursday as the alleged author of the brutal rape of a 16-year-old girl in Igualada (Barcelona) on November 1st.

The man, 20 years old and with no previous relationship with the victim, only answered questions from your lawyer. After his statement, the judge sent him to jail. The open case for sexual assault and attempted murder remains open and secret. The detainee, of Bolivian origin, has two records for sexual crimes, one of them against a minor relativeY He had lived for a few months in the center of Igualada, after his mother kicked out of the house after denouncing him.

According to sources consulted by Efe, the detainee’s mother has had an attitude of collaboration with the police from the moment the agents placed him weeks ago as the main suspect in the rape, after a complex investigation in which the victim barely remembered anything.

Test analysis

The Mossos d’Esquadra analyze the material seized in the search of the detainee’s home, in search of more incriminating evidence, especially in case there are traces of the victim’s DNA on his clothes.

“Our foundations in the fight against sexual violence remain firm, robust and solid. The arrest is one more example of our commitment to stop this scourgea reality that, unfortunately, far from disappearing, continues to spread and that we have to root out,” he pointed out.

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“For usthe victim is the center of our work. The arrest of the perpetrator of the crime is just as important, as it is to gather the necessary evidence to conclude the authorship of the acts, as well as to attend to the victim, accompany her and make ourselves available to her, “explained the chief commissioner.

In the investigation into the brutal rape of the minor in Igualada, a hundred Mossos agents, of which about 30 belong to the Central Unit for Sexual Assaults (UCAS).


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