Vox has registered this Friday a complaint against the Minister of Equality, Irene Monterobefore the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court. The formation of Santiago AbacaHe complains about the statements in the last Equality Commission, where he stated that children have the right to have sex “with whoever they want” if there is consent. These statements “may involve a crime of corruption of minors, protected by article 183 of the Penal Code,” defends Vox.
This complaint has been presented by the National Legal Deputy Secretary of Vox, Martha Castrowho has also filed a brief with the Ombudsman because Montero’s statements “cannot be protected by freedom of expression of a public position and of relevance as it is, since, in addition to being a deputy, she is a member of the Government as Minister of Equality and her statements constitute a typical, unlawful and guilty action.
Castro emphasizes that it is the legislator himself who has established and configured the criminal type of sexual abuse, “in which the causes in which sexual behavior becomes typical have been determined exhaustively.” “Any Lewd conduct with children under 16 is criminalgiven the lack of maturity for consent, for understanding, ex lege, that it would be vitiated”, he added.
For the leader of Vox, the statements of the Minister of Equality “far exceed the expressions of a political nature that could be made to express a political position.” «not the ignorance nor the intentionality will be able to exclude in this case that the words used and the message launched by the minister, since they constitute a crime, “he emphasized.
Marta Castro attacks Montero for his «irresponsibility when making these declarations at the venue where they were made”. «Rather than attenuating them and causing them to be lowered by an improper application of ‘parliamentary’ freedom of expression, Parliament is configured as a tool for extraordinary dissemination, and with it one of the typical elements is present, as indicated in article 18.1 of the Penal Code, public dissemination, which in this case is so relevant that all the media have echoed it, “he maintains in the brief presented to the Supreme Court.
The legal protected, in the opinion of Vox, is “the sexual indemnity or sexual intangibility of the minor.” «That is, the correct development of her sexuality and her future sexual freedom. It is a crime of mere activity in which the minor is implicated in an act of a sexual nature», Marta Castro has assured.
In addition, the formation of Abascal requests that statements be taken from Irene Montero and that the Judicial Police be notified to make a report on the publications sent and links correspond to reality.