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Prison order for a 19-year-old accused of sexual assault in Durango

Maria Jose Gonzalez

May 14, 2023 | 8:58 a.m.

Last Saturday, a judge ordered the admission of a 19-year-old to the Basauri prison (Bizkaia). This individual is the main suspect in the sexual assaults on two women that occurred in Durango on April 6, as reported by the Basque Department of Security.

The denounced facts

Last April, two women denounced before the Ertzaintza have been victims of sexual assault. These crimes were committed on the 6th of that same month in the municipality of Durango. One of the incidents took place on public roads and the other inside a building, with a short time interval between them, approximately an hour or an hour and a half.

Investigation and arrest of the suspect

As a result of these complaints, an investigation was launched from the Ertzain-etxea of ​​Durango. The investigations led to the identification of a 19-year-old youth as the alleged perpetrator of both attacks. the suspect he was arrested last friday and, on Saturday morning, he was presented before the Durango Guard Court, which ordered his entry into the Basauri prison.

Resources for victims of abuse

If you are a victim of abuse or know of a case, follow the advice of the available guides and/or call one of the following free telephone numbers: 900 840 111 (Basque telephone number), 016 (Spanish State telephone number) or 3919 ( Iparralde telephone, operating 24 hours except Sundays and holidays from 09:00 to 18:00). These calls they leave no trace on the bill but they do on the phone; therefore, be sure to delete it.

This case underscores the importance of reporting these incidents and the need for effective measures to prevent and combat sexual violence. Safety and respect are fundamental rights that all people deserve, and it is the responsibility of our society to ensure that they are fulfilled.

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