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In recent days, the Civil Guard arrested eight minors in Crevillent (Alicante) as alleged perpetrators of the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl, as investigation sources have confirmed to Europa Press. The eight arrested, to whom this alleged sexual assault is attributed, are between 15 and 17 years old, and this past Tuesday they were handed over to the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office.
That same day, the Alicante Juvenile Court agreed to release the eight detainees and imposed a restraining order of 300 meters for six months for six of those arrested, according to the newspaper Información. The victim is also a minor, a 13-year-old girl, and apparently the events occurred for the first time in September 2022, according to investigation sources.
The number of multiple attacks that the Ministry of the Interior is aware of has only grown for years. The latest report on crimes against sexual freedom and indemnitywith numbers from 2016 to 2021, reflects this rise: multiple crimes have gone from 371 that year to 573 two years ago, with a decrease only in 2020, due to confinements due to the pandemic.
In that time frame (2016-2021), 2,691 were accumulated (1,829 committed by two aggressors and 862 by three or more). However, the age of this data is unknown; there are, to date, no statistics that break down the age of the aggressors for multiple assaults.
Those of the victims are known. And for several years a stable upward trend has been maintained: sexual violence is growing the most among minors and they are the ones who increasingly represent a higher percentage of these victims. Minors account for half of all known victimizations: in 2021 there were 3,805 victims of sexual crimes up to 13 years old, and 4,512 between 14 and 17 years old.
Telephone 016 assists victims of all sexist violence – from physical to psychological, sexual or trafficking -, their families and those around them 24 hours a day, every day of the year, in 52 different languages. The number is not registered on the telephone bill, but the call must be deleted from the device. You can also contact them by email at email@example.com and by WhatsApp at 600 000 016. Minors can contact the ANAR Foundation by calling 900 20 20 10. If it is an emergency situation, You can call 112 or the National Police (091) and Civil Guard (062) telephone numbers. And if you cannot call, you can use the ALERTCOPS application, from which an alert signal is sent to the Police with geolocation.
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