Lautaro Teruel trial, for rape.
The Prosecutor’s Office that acts in the trial for two rape cases, one involving a minor, against Marcos Lautaro Teruel asked this Thursday that the son of one of the members of the folk group Los Nocheros be sentenced to 17 years in prison.
In the same debate, his friends Silvio Ezequiel Rodríguez and Gonzalo Isaac Farfán are accused, accused in one of the events, and for whom they requested eight years in prison.
The criminal prosecutor 1 of the Unit for Crimes against Sexual Integrity of Salta, Federico Obeid, requested these penalties based on articles 40, 41, 12, 29 and 45 of the Penal Code. In addition, he asked that, in case of being convicted, Teruel’s benefit of home detention be revoked.
Teruel is accused in a first case of “sexual abuse with carnal access aggravated by the serious damage to the victim’s health, in an ideal contest with continued aggravated obscene exhibitions, in an ideal contest with corruption doubly aggravated by being a minor of 13 years and by mediating deception ”.
The complaint in this case, represented by attorney Liza Medrano, requested 15 years in prison.
In the second case, Teruel was charged with “sexual abuse with carnal access aggravated by being committed by two or more people”, co-authored with Rodríguez and Farfán.
The day of final arguments began this Thursday around 9.20, with the word of Obeid. The judicial official began his presentation with a review of the entire first complaint, that of the 10-year-old girl who accused Teruel of having sexually abused her when he was older.
Obeid maintained that Teruel “committed the acts denounced in the first case when he was of legal age, with a degree of certainty.” “He told the Court of Guarantees 7 that his lawyers made him lie about his age at the time of the events denounced in the first case,” said the prosecutor, while the defense strategy, “which tried to establish that the first victim I just wanted money ”.
“In his home, the defendant took the victim of the first case to the bathroom upstairs to show him a toy,” he recalled. In this way, “the aggravated corruption of minors could be noticed, since the victim, the first time the abuse occurred, was deceived”.
The prosecutor specified that the abuses were repeated from when the minor was 10 years old until she reached 12. He also remarked that the psychological damage in the complainant, who is currently 18 years old, remains to date, according to the psychiatric and psychological reports to the who submitted.
The first complaint against Lautaro Teruel was filed by the mother of the minor on March 13, 2019. The other file was initiated by another complaint made on May 24 of that same year, in which the victim said that the incident took place in January or February 2014, when she was 19 years old.