The Minister for Women, Antonia Orellana, expressed her appreciation for the ruling of the Oral Criminal Court of Temuco, which found Martín Pradenas guilty of seven sexual crimes against a young woman with initials AB

“I appreciate that the court expresses the need for a gender approach and that the only person responsible for a sexual assault be punished: the person who commits it, in this case Martín Pradenas,” said the Secretary of State. “May this verdict bring justice and reparation for the victims.”

This Saturday, the Court read the verdict against Martín Pradenas Dürr, accused of seven sexual crimes committed against six victims, including the case of the young university student with AB initials who took her own life in 2019.

For that last fact during the reading he was found guilty; also for all the others that the Prosecutor’s Office charged him with: four crimes of sexual abuse of a person over 14 years of age, one crime of sexual abuse of a person under 14 years of age and two crimes of rape.

The defense of the accused -headed by the private lawyer, Javier Jara- had recognized that it was a “complex” case, but they estimated that there was not enough evidence to incriminate him.

However, the judge dismissed that and held that there were no “invented stories or false accusations”, nor “a conspiracy of the victims”.