The prosecutor investigating Boca Juniors soccer player Sebastián Villa after a young woman denounced him for sexual abuse and trying to hang her at her home in a private neighborhood in the Buenos Aires town of Canningprohibited the player from leaving the country and for this Monday he summoned the victim to ratify the accusation.
Meanwhile, the prosecutor Vanessa Gonzalezof the Functional Unit of Instruction (UFI) 3 of Esteban Echeverría, Specialized in Family and Gender Violence, Sexual Abuse and Crimes Related to Trafficking in Persons, also imposed a ban on approaching the victim and her family group.
Judicial sources reported that the decision was made in the last hours by the representative of the Public Ministry and was endorsed by the Judge of Guarantees intervening in the file.
The young woman must ratify the accusation this Monday from 9, at the UFI headquarters located in Güemes at 400in the town of Monte Grande, after the brief presented yesterday in which he recounted the event that occurred on June 26, 2021.
As a result of the attack She had to be assisted at the Penna Hospital in Buenos Aires, but the young woman explained that she did not file the complaint despite the recommendation of the doctors who treated her because at that moment he suffered a state of shock, he suffered from “fear” and was “paralyzed”.
“We are analyzing sending the presentation ourselves and notifying Boca Juniors of the complaint so that it activates the protocol”said the lawyer Roberto Castillo, who represents the young woman.
From the club they reported that “The institution’s Inclusion and Equality department is already available for the episode involving the player Sebastián Villa” and ratified “his total commitment in situations of gender and equality”, although he did not evaluate for now the possibility of removing him from the campus.
For his part, the young woman’s lawyer added that on Monday they will provide “more evidence” before the prosecution regarding the “injuries” suffered by the complainant on “her face”.
“We are going to bring photographic plates and a flash drive with the injuries from the first slap and, in turn, we are trying to download videos and audios”Castle added.
The lawyer had said that the victim -whose identity is preserved- is “totally broken”, that she is “very afraid” after denouncing “a public figure” and that the prosecution involved in the case will have to analyze whether it is necessary to arrest the Boca player “because of his background and to ensure that he can be prosecuted.”
Thus, the prosecution requested a ban on Villa approaching her and her family group, who will not be able to leave the country eithera measure that was already in force against him in the case that has been open since 2020 for another episode of gender-based violence.
According to the new complaint against Villa, The episode occurred in the house that the Colombian soccer player owns in the “Venado II” neighborhood. from the town of Canning, in the southern area of the Buenos Aires suburbs, hours after having participated in a barbecue attended by other players from the Boca squad.