"El Chicle" is sentenced to 14 years in prison for the rape of his sister-in-law

The Provincial Court of La Coruña has condemned, as the author of a crime of sexual assaultl, a fourteen years in jail a José Enrique Abuín, alias 'El Chicle', for raping his sister-in-law in January 2005, when he was 17 years old. The court has also prohibited him from communicating with the victim and from approaching her for 22 years, as well as the payment of compensation of 30,000 euros, according to the Superior Court of Xustiza de Galicia (TSXG).

The magistrates consider it proven that the defendant, on January 17, 2005, after calling the victim twice early in the morning to tell her that he wanted to return some money to his father, appeared in front of her house and convinced her, "taking advantage of their family relationship"so that he got into his car, "claiming that they would go to collect that money."

After the minor entered the vehicle, the defendant, according to the sentence, "drove at high speed" to the San Mamede park, in the Lousame City Hall, where the San Lourenzo chapel is located, "in a forest environment." The judges emphasize that this place is "very little frequented at that time on a day like the one on which the facts occurred."

Once there, according to the ruling, after exchanging a few words and taking possession of his sister-in-law's phone and putting it away, the condemned man "took out a big knife and exhibited it to the victim, while passing it to him as a warning of its possible use near the body".

The magistrates report that with the knife "always in hand", he told her to perform fellatio, to which the minor refused. Then, according to the account of the proven facts of the sentence, he asked her to undress, gave her a nightgown to put on, positioned himself above her in the passenger seat and, "keeping the knife in his hand and near the minor's body as a threat", raped her.

Later, he told her that if she told anyone what had happened, "he would kill her, her sister, and her sister's daughter, who was also his daughter, as well as kill himself."

The court asserts that, as a consequence of these facts, the complainant "suffered substantial changes in her daily life, with negative influences in her social, family, sexual, and affective relationships."