The Prosecutor’s Office asks for five years in prison for sexual abuse to Carlos Hugo Fernández-Roca, the Vox deputy who resigned his seat after being denounced in November 2020 for facts that he did not disclose. As has advanced infoFree, the Public Ministry maintains that the accused sexually abused the complainant by “ignoring” her “outright” refusal to have “full sexual relations.” The victim raises the request for a sentence to eight years in prison. There is no scheduled date for the trial yet.
The judge interrogates the Vox deputy who resigned for a sexual offense without clarifying the reason
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, on the night in which the events allegedly occurred, they both dined at the defendant’s house, sat on the sofa, hugged and kissed until he began to undress her. Once they reached that point “and as she stated in a categorical way that she did not want to have complete relationships and that she only wanted to sleep,” the accused “took her in his arms and carried her to bed” and “ignoring” what was stated. for her “unequivocally” he penetrated her vaginally.
In his defense brief, also advanced by infoLibre, the former deputy of the far-right party denies that the complainant had drunk excessively and that the accused took advantage of it. It also ensures that the victim lied in various aspects of his complaint.
Fernández-Roca, who was a Vox spokesperson in the National Security Commission and deputy in the Foreign and European Union Commissions, made his resignation known on social media on November 13, 2020. He stated that he was resigning from the seat after having learned of the existence of a complaint against him for an “episode” that he did not specify.
“After learning about a complaint against me on Wednesday, I went immediately and voluntarily to the police station to make myself available. Despite being innocent, on Thursday morning I renounced my act of deputy and therefore my status as a gauge. I will defend myself in the ordinary courts, where I hope to be able to clarify this episode as soon as possible, ”he said then. From the leadership of the Vox parliamentary group in Congress he was congratulated for his reaction, also without commenting on the reason for the complaint. “Exemplary reaction,” wrote the spokesman, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, wishing him “a lot of encouragement.”