Investigated again the detectives who spied on the victim of ‘La Manada’ to see if he was leading “a normal life” after being raped


The judge who twice filed the case against the detectives who spied on the victim of ‘La Manada’ during the months after the rape “He did not carry out the necessary steps to clarify the facts” and “He didn’t even take a statement from the complainant” before closing the procedure. It is the conclusion of the Court of Madrid, which has known CASO ABERTO, the investigation and events channel of Prensa Ibérica.

The court of section number 15 has just issued an order in which order to reopen the case and obliges the court of instruction number 40 of Madrid to investigate the two female detectives for a crime of revealing secrets and against personal privacy, who a year ago went to court and they took advantage of their right not to testify.

Both were hired by the family of Alfonso Cabezuelothe soldier sentenced to fifteen years in prison along with the other four members of La Manada, to check if the young woman had a normal life” after the attacks he had suffered in Pamplona during the 2016 Sanfermines.

signs of crime

This is the second time that the Madrid Court, which has already seen “signs of crime” in the actions of the detectives, revokes the decision of Judge Enrique de la Hoz to shelve the victim’s complaint. The magistrate considered that the private investigators, who came to photograph the girl with five friends in the pool of your urbanization, in the hall of your portal and also in a restaurant with your familyduring that summer in which she was trying to rebuild her life, they did not violate her privacy because “they collected data and images in public places”.

“The purpose was not to prove the existence of a sexual assault, but of post-traumatic stress for which a large amount was claimed,” according to the detectives’ lawyer

An affirmation that the Court of Madrid now rejects: “After our order by which we agreed that the investigation of the case should continue, a statement has been taken from the accused, who have accepted their right not to testify, not carrying out any other procedure, so that it cannot be determined whether the images have been obtained legally or not, nor about the specific circumstances surrounding the area of ​​the community related to the pool, such as whether they have been carried out from the outside (public thoroughfare) or from a private area of ​​the community”.

In its order, the court reminds the investigating judge that “the first thing that should be done is to incorporate (into the procedure) the original report” that the detectives prepared in order to assess whether they committed a crime. He adds that “it must be found out how said monitoring and capturing of the images is carried out, if a reserved place has been violated and if the conversations and images of social networks have been captured legally (open networks or not)”.

“Smoke, go out…”

The truth is that the detectives included in their report “identification data of the victim’s current address in Madrid, as well as data of the town where she and her family have their second residence,” according to the complaint filed Teresa Hermida, the victim’s lawyer. Also, images of the girl in a bar accompanied by her parents, along with expressions about the behavior of the young woman who was raped, such as: “dine comfortably with your family” or she “He is the center of attention at the table with his conversation.”

After their follow-ups, they concluded that the girl “has not changed her habits after the events denounced”, even adding that “Smoke, go out, have coffee with friends…”.

That report and a second dossier that they prepared with the activity of the girl on social networks were incorporated by one of the lawyers of ‘La Manada’ before the Audiencia de Navarra during the investigation of the case, although finally the documentation was left out of the procedure. For this reason, the prosecutor in the case also asked the judge to archive it: for there to be a crime, it would be necessary to “prove at least circumstantially that the behavior of the defendants was to discover the secrets or violate the personal privacy of the victim, which is difficult to fit into the The report was not admitted in the main summary or disclosed”.

Posttraumatic stress

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According to the detectives’ lawyer, Agustin Martinezbefore the judge, “the purpose (of the report) was not to prove the existence of a sexual assault, but of post-traumatic stress for which it was claimed a substantial amount“However, the Court of Madrid asks the judge to find out if in the original report prepared by the detectivesThere is an examination of the images from the day of the events, whose purpose when determining the existence of post-traumatic stress that the defense attorney alleges is the one that motivates the report, is not clarified.

The Audience remembers in his car that “Because they are detectives in the exercise of their profession, this does not exclude them (per se) from committing the crime for which they are accused”. The magistrates acknowledge that “it is true that to a certain extent the profession of private detective leads to investigating the intimate life of people”, but they add that, according to the Private Security Law, “it will not be possible to investigate the life that takes place in the domiciles and other reserved places, nor use means that threaten honor, intimacy or one’s own image”.


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