6 years in prison for the rape at the hostel of Burgos in the Camino de Santiago

The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of a man of 75 who in 2013 raped a Swedish woman and did not submit to a DNA test

Fernando Borjas
24/10/2016 18:38
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The Supreme Court confirmed the sentence of 6 years in prison and 6,000 euros in compensation for moral damages for being raped by a stranger in 2013 in the  Burgos hostel following an appeal. The defendant filed an appeal after the ruling in January this year when considering their presumption of innocence was violated, but has been rejected.

M.M.R. refused in court to undergo a DNA test advised by his lawyer to see whether biological remains in the underwear of women matched their genetic profile; the Court has concluded that although this is not a negative test charge against him, weakening its case, interpreting that did not undergo DNA testing because he feared that matched his.

Swedish 60 year old woman victim of rape at the time decided to continue the Camino de Santiago and return to their country of origin, eight months after filing the complaint; This delay was not considered "illogical" by the Tribunal "psychological condition" of women after the facts, not knowing the language and knowing the functioning of the Spanish justice. The Swedish woman, who ended denounced advised by your therapist, recognized M.M.R. in a photograph shown by the police.

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ArnauRG
ArnauRG 25/10/16 13:51:34
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¿En serio... ? ¿Sólo 6 años... ? Poco me parece...
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Pedro Gómez
Pedro Gómez 25/10/16 00:54:53
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Es una pena que el camino se manche con estos sucesos... Me parece poca pena la verdad.
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Pepe AM
Pepe AM 24/10/16 20:30:52
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Pocos me parecen para un acto como este... Lamentablemente el camino parece un imán para este tipo de delincuentes.
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