DNA tests came back positive for two of the six detainees with preventive detention for the case of the 21 year old sexually abused in February in the vicinity of Plaza Serrano, in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo.
The genetic profiles found in underwear and on the body of the victim correspond to Lautaro Ciongo Pasotti, 24, and Ángel Pascual Ramos, 23, according to what he confirmed to Telam the young woman’s lawyer, Hugo Figueroa.
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In this way, the result of the DNA matches coincided with what was recorded in the videosin which the images were captured, first of Ramos and then of Pasotti, having sex with the victim inside a Volkswagen Gol car.
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Meanwhile, despite the fact that the genetic profiles were positive in two of the six detainees, the 21st Criminal and Correctional Judge, Marcos Fernández, had stated that the defendants “acted based on a previous plan with division of tasks, which allows us to attribute to them the totality of the common workbeyond the fact that some of them had not carried out the conduct by their own hand.
With this expertise concluded, everything is on track so that the prosecutor Eduardo Rosende, in charge of the Criminal and Correctional Prosecutor’s Office 48, concludes the investigation stage and make the request for elevation to trial shortly.
What is known about the gang rape in Palermo
The incident occurred on the holiday of Monday, February 28, around 3:00 p.m., on Calle Serrano at 1300 in the Palermo Soho area. There, a couple of bakers and another neighbor intervened when they saw that group abused a girl inside a Volkswagen Gol parked next to the sidewalk.
Four of the defendants, identified as Pascual Ramos, Ciongo Pasotti, Steven Alexis Cuzzoni (19) and Franco Jesús Lykan (23), They were inside the vehicle with the victim.
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For their part, the other two, Thomas Fabián Domínguez (21) and Ignacio Retondo (22), sang and played the guitar on the sidewalk, although “observing and validating sexual assault”as established by Judge Fernández in the prosecution.
For the magistrate, the six acted with “a prior plan, with an agreement of wills and roles”, beyond the fact that not all of them have actively participated in the abuse of the victim, which he described as a “mass sexual assault”.
Both the judge and later the Crime Chamber held that the defendants took advantage of the state of vulnerability in which the young woman was found, who had alcohol, marijuana and amphetamines in your body, from which was not fit to consent to any sexual act.
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For his part, last month the magistrate extended the accusation to “minor injuries” to four of those processed with preventive detention for the crime of “aggravated sexual abuse”, as a result of the beating of a witness the fact.