Case Nº P-9/09
Parcours procédural du dossier
Federal Criminal Oral Court N II
Reference: Case N P-9/09
Victime / Demandeurs de la première instance
Défendeurs / Répondants de la première instance
Résumé des faits
In September 2008, the minors C.L. and R. (13 and 14 years old respectively) escaped from the Youth Detention Center Ayelén where they were sent by the Juveniles Judges 5° and 8°. On their way, the victims slept in the Bus Station of Cordoba, where they wandered about two days.
On September 15, the girls met the accused who, after questioning and knowing that they were fugitives, offered food and proposed them to travel to Mendoza where he was going to give jobs and identification. Once H.R.P. warns the situation of helplessness, vulnerability, loneliness and lack of resources of the girls, takes advantage of this situation, deceiving them with false promises to persuade them to move with him to the province. In addition, H.R.P. would get a female person to come over as his mother and so she can travel with the girls.
On September 16, C.L. called M. I. A. who until 2006 was her foster parent. In that conversation, C.L. said that she would go to the city of Mendoza with some friends and a lady.
The next day, she called M.I.A. again who, perceiving the danger that the minor was in, she convinced her to go home. By knowing the truth that the girls were being deceived by H.R.P., M.I.A. contacted Mr. A.C., who works at the terminal and told authorities about the suspect.
The police along with the security guard of the terminal, found a man of about 50 years old who was talking to the minors suspiciously. Once H.R.P. notice the presence of the authorities cut off dialogue with them. When questioned, the man could not give any explanation of the minors. Therefore, the authorities transferred him to the police station, where the police found different annotations, among others, the names, the identification of the minors and the number of the Association of Women Prostitutes Argentina (AMMAR), place where he had come claiming false sexual identity to obtain data of sex work activity.
Article 145 ter, third part, number 1 Penal Code
Sentence - Causa n.P-9/09, T.O.C.F. N.II
Database of UFASE (Unidad Fiscal de Asistencia en Secuestros Extorsivos y Trata de Personas), Ministerio Publico Fiscal, Republica Argentina.