Seven out of ten cases of sexual violence reviewed by the Supreme in 2020 had as victims of children

The Observatory against Domestic and Gender Violence of the General Council of Judicial Power (CGPJ) has developed a study by analyzing the hundred sentences di

Seven out of ten cases of sexual violence reviewed by the Supreme in 2020 had as victims of children

The Observatory against Domestic and Gender Violence of the General Council of Judicial Power (CGPJ) has developed a study by analyzing the hundred sentences dictated in 2020 by the Supreme Court in cases related to offenses against sexual freedom.

Among other conclusions, this report, pioneer in the field, reveals that in seven out of ten cases (68.1 by the way analyzed), the victim of sexual assault were children. Also, that the practice of adult victims were women (97.7 by the way), while in the case of minors that percentage decreases until 68.4 certainly as the children are also subject to this type of practice criminal

A part of the report, whose publication is carried out coinciding with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, has been prepared by Miguel Lorente, Forense, Professor of the University of Granada and member of the Observatory Expert Group and consists In a medical-legal and forensic study of cases.

In the 30 cases of sexual violence on adults, 44 victims of them were counted, 43 were women and the last, a man. One in four of these aggressions were group. The nineteen involved in the 8 cases of these characteristics yield an average of 2.4 aggressors in each multiple aggression.

The assumptions with minor victims totaled 64, with a total of 95 victims: 65 girls and 30 children. A distinctive element of sexual violence exercised on minors are the times, element on which information is collected in 49 statements. In one third of these cases, the situation of violence was prolonged for several months; at 14.3 percent, for one year and at 12.2 percent, two years. The study reveals that the aggressions were prolonged for 5 and 6 years by 10.2 percent of cases and up to 7 or more years in another 12.2 percent.

The second crime most committed on girls and children was sexual aggression, with 28.1 percent, being continued 53.6 percent of them. Crimes related to pornography represented 6.5 percent, while those linked to minor prostitution were 4.7 percent of those analyzed.

When victims are minors, the difference is that, in this case, most aggressors (37.7 percent) are part of the family; They are known through family and neighborhood relationships (31.2 percent) or acquaintances of the educational, leisure or sports field (24.7 percent). In 7.8% of cases, the contact between the aggressor and the minor occurred through social networks.

A deeper analysis of the group of juvenile aggressors that are part of the family reveals that more than half of them (54.5 percent) had a biological relationship with the victim, they were parents, grandparents, uncles, etc.; and that in 45.5 percent of these cases of domestic violence, the aggressor was the biological father of the child or the current couple of her mother.

Updated Date: 25 November 2021, 07:11

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