Paedophile who ‘raped’ infants faces lesser charge
6 March 2007, MADRID – A paedophile who raped infants has been accused of the lesser charge of sexual abuse because of an anomaly in the law.
6 March 2007
MADRID – A paedophile who raped infants has been accused of the lesser charge of sexual abuse because of an anomaly in the law.
Offenders can only be convicted of raping children where “violence or intimidation” is used, according to the penal code of 1995.
But in the case of Alvaro Iglesias, who was known as Nanysex in paedophile circles, the public prosecutor is to try him for the lesser charge of sexual abuse.
The difference can mean five years less in jail if Iglesias is convicted.
He was arrested with two other suspects in 2005 and has been charged with eight offences of abusing children aged between one and two years old.
The case is controversial because the prosecutor has told the Spanish daily El Pais that some of the children were raped – but the offender is not going to be tried for this offence.
Iglesias posed as a babysitter, claiming he had experience of looking after children.
Interpol discovered a series of photographs and videos circulating on the Internet, which were sourced to Spain.
Iglesias, 23, a computer worker , who called himself Nanysex, was arrested with two others in Murcia and Madrid.
The prosecutor, who claims Iglesias abused seven children, has called for him to serve 36 years.
Experts have said a number of the older children involved have suffered psychological trauma.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news