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Translation: El Liberal – 16th June 2018

El Liberal – 16th June 2018

Diez años de cárcel a un Testigo de Jehová por violar su sobrina huérfana

El Liberal (Argentina), Saturday, June 16, 2018 (via Google Translate)

“Ten years in prison to a Jehovah’s Witness for violating his orphan niece

“The aberrant subject subjected the girl between 10 and 12 years old. He was punished yesterday by a court, which on the other hand, acquitted him of charges against a sister of the victim.

“A member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses was sentenced to ten years in prison after being found responsible for sexually abusing one of his orphan nieces.

“This was arranged by the court, in charge of the members Graciela Viaña de Avendaño, María Peralta de Aguirre and Juan Carlos Storniolo (president).

“The sentence fell against Eduardo Ismael Ávila, with residence in Las Termas de Río Hondo.

“According to the prosecutor Gabriela Gauna’s summary, the girl has six more brothers, who in 2012 were orphaned, when her mother died first, victim of a disease and soon after, also the father in a traffic accident.

“The family decided to separate the brothers and three went with Uncle Eduardo, brother of the father (dead) of the children.

“Soon, the individual began to break into the room of a 10-year-old girl, it was known.

“He appealed to groping and then subjected her sexually.

“Tired of the frequent abuses, the little girl entrusted it to an older sister, to whom also another little sister had told her nocturnal groping.


“The subject came to trial accused of two cases of sexual abuse, charges on which Gauna cemented a 13-year sentence.

“Yesterday, in the allegations Gauna was tough and required the court not to forget the loneliness and responsibility of ‘guardador’ of Ávila.

“Meanwhile, the defense requested the acquittal and that the judges remove the aggravating circumstance of ‘guardador’.

“Around 13.30, the judges revealed the sentence.

“In it, Ávila was acquitted of the case of the groping of a niece.

“However, he was sentenced to ten years in prison for the ‘sexual abuse with sexual intercourse aggravated by his condition as a guardian’, in the other girl.

“The Jehovah’s Witness went quietly and now a cell awaits him in the Men’s Prison.”

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