Through the official Twitter account of the Superior Court of Justice of Limathe confirmation of the 20-year sentence was announced for the five subjects who abused a 21-year-old woman in a house in the district of Groove.
“Fifth Liquidating Criminal Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of Lima confirmed the resolution that sentenced 20 years in prison a Jose Arequipeno, Sebastian Zevallos, Diego Arroyo, Andres Fassardi and Manuel Vela as perpetrators of the crime of gang rape to the detriment of a young woman in the district of Groove”, reads the publication.
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It is important to point out that Dr. Rosario Sasieta had indicated that the aggressors sought to be acquitted by filing an appeal for annulment of the case; however, this did not prosper.
“The five have filed the appeal, indicating and asking the Criminal Chamber for two possibilities: acquittal, (because) they say they are innocent. And if the room does not accept (the request), the nullity of the process”, he stated in RPP Noticias.
when the events happened
The event occurred on October 17, 2020 in a house in Surco. The aggrieved reported the gang rape at the Chacarilla police station and the medical examiner’s examination confirmed it. For this reason, the agents arrested José Arequipeño, Sebastián Zevallos, Diego Arroyo, Andrés Fassardi and Manuel Vela.
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The 20-year sentence was filed in November 2021 and, this Monday, May 16, the sentence was confirmed. The decision also reaches a civil compensation of 100,000 soles.
If you know someone or are affected by acts of family or sexual violence, you can call Line 100 of the Ministry for Women and Vulnerable Populations for free, which has a team specialized in “providing information, guidance and emotional support.”
Besides, the line 100 has the power to refer the most serious cases of family or sexual violence to the CEM or the Urgent Care Service. This service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year (including holidays).