The General Director of Urban Planning of the Junta de Andalucía, Alejandro Márquez, has been arrested and brought to justice by allegedly harassing a friend, who filed a complaint against him. Márquez was arrested last Sunday and is in liberty with charges after appearing before the head of the Gender Violence Court of Huelva, who he imposed a restraining order on the complainant, according to sources of the High Court of Justice of Andalusia. The Andalusian Government has dismissed him from his position and the PSOE has dismissed him as a militant.
These sources indicate that the victim presented the complaint of sexual harassment against Márquez last weekend, as the newspaper has advanced ABC. Márquez and the complainant maintained a friendly relationship. The already ex-senior Andalusian official was arrested on Sunday by agents of the National Police. "As it is such a delicate case, related only to its strictest privacy and in which it is necessary to safeguard, above all, the identity of the alleged victim, we will not make any assessment or more statements about it, among others. issues, because we have, obviously, no information, "says the PSOE de Huelva in a statement after discharging as a militant. "We ask great care and respect to the judicial action in course ", indicates the party.
The Andalusian Government has also dismissed him from his position, which depends on the Ministry of the Environment and Territorial Planning and to which this legislature came. The dismissal, according to sources of the Administration, has taken place "nothing else to have knowledge of the presumed harassment". In the portal of the general direction that occupied his personal profile has disappeared and the position appears as "pending appointment". Before holding this position, Márquez was councilor of the City of Huelva between 2003 and 2007 and between 2011 and 2014. He also served as head of the cabinet of the Presidency of the Diputación de Huelva (2007-2011), in which he was a provincial deputy of Infrastructure and responsible for the Huelva-Empresa office.