No Is No? Not in Spain!


Health Editor’s Note:  Wait, let me read that again.  “the crime did not fit the legal definition of rape because the unconscious teenage victim didn’t fight back.”  She was not able to say NO? What!!!!???? The teenage girl, a minor, was unconscious and was brutally raped repeatedly by five animals. They took advantage of the fact that she was unconscious and if truth be told they were probably responsible for her unconscious state due to giving her alcohol and drugging her. Spain signed the Istanbul Convention on Violence  but apparently that meant nothing to Spanish courts. This is not the first time this has happened in Spain. What could they be thinking?. This is despicable!…Carol

(CNN)    A court in Barcelona cleared five men of sexual assault charges on Thursday after saying the crime did not fit the legal definition of rape because the unconscious teenage victim didn’t fight back.

Under Spanish law, a sexual attack can only be classified as an assault or rape if the perpetrator uses violence or intimidation. Because the 14-year-old victim was unconscious, the five were convicted of a lesser charge of sexual abuse.

The case renewed pressure on the government to reform the law and specify that any sexual act without consent is an assault.

The Barcelona court sentenced the five men to 10 to 12 years in prison, despite the prosecution arguing they should be charged with assault.

The attack happened at a party in Manresa, a town northwest of Barcelona, in 2016. The court heard that the group was partying in an abandoned factory, when the victim consumed “alcohol and drugs” and became unconscious.

The men then took turns performing sexual acts on the teenager, according to a statement published on the court’s website.

“The sexual attack on the victim was extremely intense and especially denigrating, and in addition, it was produced on a minor who was in a helpless situation,” the court said in the press release.

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