The Andalusian Supreme Court has confirmed a 30-month prison sentenced handed down on a man who sexually abused a teenage boy in Motril.
The victim was the 14-year-old son of his niece and the condemned man had persuaded her to let him take the boy out to practice sports, saying that the lad was too ‘chubby.’
The incident took place on the afternoon of the 12th of September, 2016 while the man was taking the boy for a walk in the direction of Playa de Las Azucenas. Upon arriving at a secluded area he suggested that the boy should give him a kiss on the cheek, as is perfectly normal within a family. Instead, the man kissed him on the mouth and fondled him. When the boy pulled away the man offered him money if he would expose himself.
The lad refused and demanded that they should return home, which they did but on the way the man told him not to tell anybody because “nobody would believe him,” and that he would be sent to a reformatory school.
Later that day the mother found the boy staring at the TV and very pensive, which she found strange. She was also surprised that he took at least three showers. She later found him crying in bed but would not tell her what the matter was.
The next day the condemned man Whatsapped the mother to say that the two of them had arranged to meet again that day, and she responded, “OK, he’s just putting on his sneakers and would right out.”
But the boy refused point blank and ended up confessing to what had happened the previous day.
The 63-year-old man had already been found guilty of sexual abuse in 2003, which was taken into consideration by the Supreme Court when dealing with the appeal.