Paul Aravena

JUSTICE

The Temuco Oral Criminal Court found Martín Pradenas guilty of two rapes, including that of the young university student Antonia Barra, and five other cases of sexual abuse.

Martín Pradenas during the reading of the resolution.
© JUDICIARY/TVMartín Pradenas during the reading of the resolution.

The Temuco Oral Criminal Court found Martín Pradenas Dürr guilty for the crime of two rapes -including the case of the university student Antonia Barra, who later committed suicide-, four crimes of sexual abuse of people over 14 years of age and one crime of sexual abuse of a child under 14 years of age. The events occurred in Temuco and Pucón between 2010 and 2019.
Judge Leonel Torres Labbé read the ruling, explaining that in these cases one must judge from a gender perspective.in order to combat the “serious stereotypes” against women that exist in society, including those used by Pradenas’ defense in his speeches.
In fact, the document read in Temuco explains that one of the essential aspects was having heard the victim’s version “that transcended her physical existence”, in reference to the audios that Antonia Barra sent to Consuelo Uribe. These audios “constituted probative material” for the judges.
Given the seven facts investigated, the Public Ministry requested a sentence of 41 years in prisondivided into ten years of presidio mayor in its minimum degree for the crime of rape of a person over 14 years of age; ten years for the crime of rape of a person over 14 years of age; five years of minor imprisonment in its maximum degree for the crime of sexual abuse of a minor under 14 years of age; four years of minor imprisonment in its maximum degree for the crime of sexual abuse of a person over 14 years of age; four years of minor prison in its maximum degree, for the crime of sexual abuse of a person over 14 years of age; four years of minor imprisonment in its maximum degree for the crime of sexual abuse of a person over 14 years of age; Y four years of minor prison in its maximum degree for the crime of sexual abuse of a person over 14 years of age.
Judge Leonel Torres explained that The Oral Criminal Court of Temuco will announce the sentence in a hearing set for Friday, August 26, 2022, starting at 2:00 p.m.

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