Kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused a 3-year-old girl: the case has outraged all of Peru. It has sparked a wave of outrage in Peru where the people demand that the abuser be sentenced to death. Judiciary gave nine months of pre-trial detention and neighbors burned the house where he kept the victim against her will.
Peru | Her feet and hands were tied with duct tape, this is how the 3-year-old minor was found being kidnapped 15 hours earlier by a 48-year-old man and taken to a house where he tortured and sexually abused her.
Juan Antonio Enríquez García, took advantage of his parents’ distraction to get the child’s attention and get her into the car he was driving and then took her to a house located in the El Santuario urbanization in Chiclayo, where he committed all kinds of abuse against the minor until she was knocked unconscious.
The parents of the minor, unable to find their daughter, asked the police for help and sent messages through social networks, but it was a WhatsApp audio of the mother that went viral in the city and immediately mobilized all the neighbors, who shared photos of the minor.
Previously, images from citizen security cameras managed to capture the moment when the individual loaded and took the minor in his blue vehicle with an unknown direction.
At 8:45 a.m. yesterday morning, officers from the Criminal Investigation Division (Divincri) found the BYM-238 license plate vehicle and intervened with Enríquez García, who without remorse confessed that he had kidnapped the minor and kept her on the second floor of her home, in the El Santuario de Chiclayo urbanization.
Police arrived at the house and found the minor in the middle of a terrible scene: she was unconscious on cardboard, feet and hands tied with packing tape.
Almost immediately, a female police ofgicer picked up the girl and wrapped her in a blanket. She was then taken to Las Mercedes Hospital, where Dr. Sandra Castillo diagnosed that the child was stable, but with dehydration.
The parents arrived at the hospital and accompanied their daughter to the Institute of Legal Medicine (IML), where after being evaluated it was confirmed that she had been a victim of rape.
“I want the rapist to die, to be killed inside, because he had no mercy on my daughter, he had no mercy, it is a huge damage that he has done to him,” said the father of the minor who had come from Paita to help with the search for his little girl.
This news outraged thousands of Chiclayans, who gathered outside the Divincri waiting for the aggressor’s departure to stone him, but was guarded by agents of the National Police, some of whom were beaten by the mob.
Another group of people, among collectives, relatives and friends close to the girl’s family walked the streets carrying white balloons and shouting out loud “justice for Damaris”, “death penalty for the monster” and “children are not touched”.
Upon learning about the case, journalist Juliana Oxenford couldn’t hold back her tears and cried live on her show. “She’s a three-year-old girl, for God’s sake,” she said very affected.
The feminist organization ‘Manuela Ramos’ argued that “gender-based violence is ageless and stories say so: abusers are people close to the family environment. We demand justice and ask society not to continue spreading images of the little girl. The focus must be on the aggressor, always.”
“Today we shout Justice for Damaris! And we call for no more revictimization for her and her family. We demand the maximum sanction for Juan Antonio Enríquez García, a confessed kidnapper and aggressor. Every day four girls under the age of 14 are victims of rape,” they added.
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