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Under age boy acquitted of rape


The number one court in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has acquitted a 16-year-old of participation in a gang rape. The teenager, who was only 15 years old at the time of the incident, was housed in a closed youth centre until the trial began. Due to lack of proof, the judge did not consider it proven that he raped a 16-year-old girl together with four buddies on a beach during the last night of San Juan, causing her injuries. In case of doubt, the ruling is in favour of the accused. The trial against the other four defendants has not yet begun.
Witness statements by friends of the victim, in particular, have raised doubts about the rape. One said that the teenage girl had boasted that she had had sex with all five of them and one said that he had called her during the alleged rape and that there were no signs that she was in distress.
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