The Office of the Children's Prosecutor released the eleven minors in custody in Tarragona accused of sexually assaulting a minor who was also under guardianship on March 19, according to the Directorate General of Child Care (DGAIA).
Sources of the DGAIA, which has applied the protocol foreseen in these cases, have confirmed to Efe that the eleven minors were detained on March 28 at 10:30 p.m. in the same center of supervised minors where they reside and that same day , having knowledge of the complaint, activated "the protocols of information and accompaniment to the alleged victim", which is also a minor under the tutelage of the administration.
"The DGAIA is monitoring the case, we are collaborating with the Mossos d'Esquadra, the prosecution and the court to clarify the case," said the same sources, who have acknowledged that they have not had to adopt any measure of separation of the minors affected in the incident in the shelter where they live.
The DGAIA has asked for "caution" when judging what happened and has not confirmed whether it is true that the minor who reported the sexual assault has fled the center "because it is minors".
The Mossos d'Esquadra detained last Thursday a minor for sexual assault on another minor, while another ten minors were also arrested for alleged sexual abuse of the same girl.
According to police sources, the detainee for sexual assault was placed at the disposal of the Children's Office and the other ten, who were released, will be summoned to testify before the same judicial body.
The events reported happened on March 19 in the Amfiteatre de Tarragona park, near where the juvenile center is, and the arrests, after taking statements from more than fifty people, were held on the 28th.
Apparently, victim and aggressors had consumed drugs and alcohol and, in this context, the eleven children would have taken advantage of the situation of vulnerability in which the girl was to abuse her and one of them to sexually assault her.
After a few days, the girl explained what happened to the people in charge of the center, who reported it to the Mossos d'Esquadra, although the Prosecutor's Office has not seen enough evidence to decree any precautionary measures.