The former first vice president of the Valencian Government and former Minister of Equality and Inclusive Policies Mónica Oltra She has denied before the judge that she gave instructions on the case about her husband’s abuse to a minor protected by the Generalitat Valenciana, because she does not intervene at a technical level. other He has been declaring since 9:30 a.m. before the head of the Court of Instruction Number 15 of Valencia for the case that investigates whether charges and / or staff of his Ministry allegedly hid the complaints of the aforementioned minor for the abuses he suffered by who at that time was the husband of the then vice president of Ximo Puig.
Mónica Oltra was charged on June 16 by the Superior Court of Justice of the Valencian Community (TSJCV) at the request of the head of instruction Number 15 of Valencia for the alleged crimes of prevarication, abandonment of minors and omission of the duty to prosecute crime in the cited case.
The statement, which began a little less than 3 hours ago, is taking place in room 23 of the City of Justice of Valencia. Section 4 of the Provincial Court of Valencia holds its trials in that room.
According to the newspaper Levante EMV, in that statement, the former vice president has denied that she had given express instructions in the case under investigation and has also defended that she does not intervene at a technical level. However, the statement continues and according to sources close to the case could continue for several hours.
The cause that investigates why the Ministry that Mónica Oltra directed at the time did not denounce the abuses of her husband was reopened last year. Currently, there are 14 people charged. Among them, a general director, whom the current first vice president and successor of Mónica Oltra at the head of the Ministry of Equality and Inclusive Policies Aitana Mas has decided to keep in her position.
Last July, the Investigating Judge 15 agreed, through an order communicated to the parties, to call Mónica Oltra to testify today, September 19, also as accused.
When the head of Instruction requested the imputation of Oltra, the procedure was transferred to the High Court of Justice of the Valencian Community given the status of Mónica Oltra, who at the time of her imputation She was also an elected deputy in the Valencian Courts. However, Oltra already announced on the day of his resignation, last June 21, that he would resign from his seat, as he finally did. For this reason, the TSJCV decided to return the case to the Investigating Court Number 15 of Valencia, which is the one that is now instructing it.
The significance of the Oltra case has reached the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament as a result of 2 initiatives presented, one by the PP deputy in the regional Parliament Elena Bastidas and another by the Valencian lawyer Ana María Gil Giménez for abuse of minors protected by the Generalitat Valenciana. The aforementioned commission finally decided to continue with the investigation.