Seven soldiers have been convicted of raping a tribal woman in central Colombia

A Colombian judge has sentenced six players to 16 years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl from the Empera-Sam tribe in the Resaralda (Central) Department. An accomplice to the crime. The prosecutor’s office said this Sunday.

“After accepting the charges of 7 regular soldiers of the National Army for sexual misconduct with a minor under the age of 12, Judge Apsa Circuit (Risaralda) sentenced six of them to 16 years in prison as teachers and 16 years as an accomplice,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. .

In June last year, a tribal woman from the Empera-Same people was abducted and raped by seven soldiers from the San Motto Battalion in the village of Santa Cecilia, part of the municipality of Pueblo Rico. Was unanimously denied by the community.

In the midst of the scandal, a 15-year-old girl from the nomadic Nouakchott tribe was reportedly abducted and raped by two soldiers in September last year at the Forest Department in Guayaquil.

In addition, the Colombian navy announced on July 9 last year that a team was being investigated by the prosecutor’s office for allegedly sexually abusing a woman in the Pudumayo area on the Ecuadorian border.

Judges’ Resolutions

Condemned players include Juan Camilo Morales Prove, Yer Steven Gonzalez, Juan David Gaitia, Jose Luis Holguan, Oscar Eduardo Gill, Dyson Andres Issa and Luis Fernando Mangareth, the latter on the High Mountain Battalion. In the neighboring field of Quinto.

The accused company (…) conducted more than 160 investigations into the events of June 21, which demonstrated the soldiers’ involvement in the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl from the Empera tribal community. 2020 in the Santa Cecilia district, “the State Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

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The uniformed men have been in jail since June 2020 after being detained in Pereira, the capital of Rizal.

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