Mérida’s child abuser acquitted for lack of evidence

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The resolution was issued by the First Court of Oral Trial, for lack of evidence, not because the accused was innocent, but because the victim’s family refused to press charges against the accused.

L.E.B.U. who in May 2018 was accused of sexually abusing a three-year-old girl in southern Mérida’s Colonia Emiliano Zapata Sur, was finally acquitted on January 7th 2019, because the relatives of the victim refused to testify in the trial against him.

The resolution was issued by the First Court of Oral Trial, for lack of evidence.

The court began on Thursday, January 3, with the release of evidence. The prosecution had as main witnesses uncles of the victim, but when they were called to testify they refused to do so under the argument that they are also relatives of the accused.

The prosecutors presented the testimony of a psychologist who conducted an evaluation of the victim and determined that the girl was not in position to testify; however, the expert stated that the child showed signs of being a victim of a sexual attack and was able to identify the accused as the aggressor.

At the beginning of the process for the crime of aggravated sexual abuse, L.E.B.U. was released on parole, as the First Control Court imposed as precautionary measure for the accused to show up at the State Center of Precautionary Measures during the first 5 days of each month to sign a document, without being allowed to leave the State and forced to wear an electronic bracelet.

According to the criminal case, at the end of May 2018, agents of the SSP arrested L.E.B.U., after being caught abusing the three year-old girl.

The then, the defendant fled and did not show up at the hearing to which he was summoned, for which L.E.B.U. was declared a fugitive from justice by the second judge of control Luis Armando de Jesus Mendoza Casanova, who presided over the hearing, since Judge Burgos Salazar was attending another matter.

And finally, as stated above, the suubject was acquitted on January 7th 2019, because the relatives of the victim refused to testify in the trial against him.


In other case, a suspect was detained for sexually abusing a young man in the Opichén district, in the west side of the city, and was ordered to remain in custody as a precautionary measure while the bonding hearing was held.

M.A.N.S. is the subject who sexually abused a 13 year-old, apparently more than once, until the child his mother what was going on. The aggressor faces a criminal process, and he is currently detained in the Center for Social Reintegration (Cereso) of the State.

TYT Newsroom with information from yucatanalamano.com



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