Spanish Court Says 5 Men Who Attacked Teen Not Guilty Of Gang Rape

Written by priyadarshinee

Published on : December 6, 2018 8:14

After a Spanish court upheld a sexual abuse conviction and nine-year prison sentence for five men who attacked an 18-year-old woman, hundreds of people protested across Spain on Wednesday, but again acquitted them of gang rape.

A lower court handed down the sentence last year, triggering protests in two dozen Spanish cities by women’s rights advocates, angry about what they saw as the court’s leniency.

Lawyers for the victim appealed, asking for a gang rape conviction, which carries a heavier sentence. Lawyers for the five men argued the sex was consensual.

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