July 25, 2021

Two minors arrested for extorting 5,000 euros from a high school classmate in Málaga | Society

Two minors arrested for extorting 5,000 euros from a high school classmate in Málaga | Society

The Civil Guard has arrested two minors in Malaga for blackmail a high school classmate, who came to pay them up to 5,000 euros. The young people, between 14 and 17 years old, have been accused of crimes of threats, coercion and extortion and the prosecutor of the Juvenile Section of Malaga has applied for admission to a juvenile center. There is a third boy involved, at the moment only as a researched. The action is part of the so-called Nelli operation.

The investigations began after the complaint of the victim's mother. The woman discovered that she lacked a good part of the income obtained in her business and that she kept at home. When he consulted his son, he admitted to using the money to pay some high school classmates who were threatening and extorting him for more than six weeks. They asked for large amounts of money in exchange for not divulging intimate aspects of his private life. To avoid this, the victim had paid them up to 5,000 euros.

The minor also explained that he preferred not to leave home for fear of the aggressors, who often roamed the vicinity of his home and that of his relatives in order to monitor him. This created him "a state of anxiety that made it impossible for him to get out of the spiral of blackmail to which he was subjected", according to sources from the Civil Guard.

The agents confirmed the minor's story and completed the investigation with the arrest of the two schoolmates, also taking a statement from a third young person involved in the events. The minors were summoned to appear before the Juvenile Prosecutor's Office of Málaga, who requested the admission to a juvenile center of the two detainee aggressors. The operation has been carried out by the Women-Minor Team (EMUME) of the Judicial Police Organic Unit of the Civil Guard of Malaga.

Last week, the National Police also arrested two girls aged 15 and 16 for bullying a high school classmate after the victim's mother came to the police station with her daughter to report the case. According to him, the child suffered insults and humiliations from two girls from the same educational center for at least two years. One day before going to the police they also threatened her with death, which is why she decided to denounce. Subsequently, the agents detained the two minors for their alleged responsibility in a crime against moral integrity. After taking the children's statement, the Juvenile Prosecutor's Office of Malaga decreed his release and handed over his legal guardians.


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