- Statements: A companion of the minor ratifies having told one of the defendants of La Arandina who was 15 years old
- The youngest. "He has told in detail everything they did to him at home
The three former Arandina Football Club players accused of a sexual assault committed against a child under 15 have made use of their right to the last word at the end of the trial at the Provincial Court of Burgos and have defended their innocence. The three have agreed that they are innocent, that this matter has "ruined their lives" and asked for "justice," according to legal sources and two of the three defendants, after finishing the oral hearing, in statements to journalists .
"I am innocent and I hope justice is done," said one of the defendants, Raúl Calvo , who has not been able to continue speaking because of his nervousness. His lawyer, Olga Navarro, who explained that the young man had to leave the oral hearing because of his state of "nervous excitement", has been confident that the sentence is favorable for all the evidence that has been seen in the trial and has opined that "the sentence that is being requested for being a media issue is outrageous."
"These two years and three months in prison have been hell for us," said another of the defendants, Carlos Cuadrado, Lucho , who has asked that, just as justice is requested for the one who is guilty, also be done in his case when he is innocent, and has expressed that "people must realize that this is a false complaint . "
After six sessions, the oral hearing ended in which Raúl Calvo, 19, faces the 40-year petition by the Prosecutor and the other two defendants, Carlos Cuadrado, Lucho, 24, and Víctor Rodríguez Viti, 22, to 39 years in prison, since each one is accused of a crime of sexual assault and necessary collaboration in the other two.
The lawyers of the defendants have claimed free acquittal and in case of conviction they have asked the court to take into account that they did not know the victim's age and that in any case they did not know that maintaining relations with a child under 16 is a crime .
The popular accusations, which the Clara Campoamor association exerts, and particular, which represents the victim's family, have raised their initial qualifications to definitive and in the first case asks for 43 years and eight months in jail for each; and 43 and a half years in the second.
Mobile activity on the day of aggression
Both the private and popular accusations have insisted on this last day of the trial, also in statements to journalists, since the six sessions of the oral hearing have been held behind closed doors, in the importance of the expert report made by the Scientific Police on the mobile activity of the three defendants on the day of the alleged sexual assault, on November 24, 2017 . All of its terminals were inactive from shortly after 8:00 p.m. until around 9:30 p.m., at which time, according to the victim, the sexual assault occurred.
Although the girlfriend of one of the defendants, Carlos Cuadrado, Lucho, said orally that he had crossed messages with him at that time, the expert has shown that it was she who sent him a message that he did not respond at that time .
Sources of the case have assured EFE that, although there is no deadline for sentencing, the president of the courtroom, Roger Redondo, has advanced his intention to issue the resolution as soon as possible, surely in a couple of weeks.
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