Justice tries to amend the errors that allowed a pedophile to leave prison without surveillance

Carles Sallés, the pedophile arrested in August for abusing girls in Sant Vicenç de Castellet (Barcelona), has returned this Wednesday to the Barcelona Court. He has not done it led by the Mossos d’Esquadra but on foot, because last Friday he was released from prison after serving a sentence for another previous case of abuse without the Justice specifying the measures to keep him under surveillance, despite the fact that he contemplated it that way his sentence.

The Sallés case is a succession of errors in the prison and judicial system. As reported by the EFE news agency, Carles Sallés served a 14-year prison sentence last Friday – with a maximum prison term of seven years and seven months – that the Barcelona Court imposed on him in 2015 for sexually abusing four minors. in Terrassa (Barcelona). His prison sentence has been settled, but he still has to serve the accessory sentence of seven years of probation.

Section 9 of the Barcelona Court had not ratified last Friday what mechanisms will ensure that Carles Sallés is under control, despite the fact that he already had the proposal from the prison surveillance judge on his table. Last October, the magistrate agreed to the request of the Prosecutor’s Office to, among other measures, impose on the convicted person the obligation to always be located by means of an electronic device that allows permanent monitoring. The Public Ministry requested the so-called location ‘bracelet’ based on the high risk of recidivism of the pedophile.

The Penal Code establishes that, at least two months before the expiration of the prison sentence, the prison supervision judge will submit to the sentencing court the proposal for measures to control probation with the aim that they begin to be fulfilled “in the same moment” of the prisoner’s release from prison. That “same moment” has not occurred in the case of the pedophile from Sant Vicenç, because this Friday will be a week after his release from prison without the Barcelona Court having ratified the judge’s proposal on his supervised release. .

The Court of Barcelona has held this Thursday a hearing on the measures of probation. Sources present at the session have explained to elDiario.es that the pedophile has opposed the telematic control bracelet requested by the Prosecutor’s Office and the private prosecution of his first victims. Instead, he has accepted the request of the defense of the victims not to be able to set foot on Terrassa or Matadepera, towns where he committed his first abuses, and also not to go near any sports club or other place where children’s activities are held .

The aforementioned sources have defined as “challenging” the attitude of Carles Sallés this Thursday at the hearing. Although he had no obligation to do so, the pedophile has not apologized to the relatives of the victims present at the session nor has he shown any remorse. In the opinion of these sources, what was experienced in the hearing room only confirms the thesis of the Prosecutor’s Office that the pedophile is not rehabilitated and has a high risk of recidivism.

The rest of the measures proposed for probation are the obligation to appear in person every 15 days before the reference of the administration that monitors the convicted person; obligation to communicate any change of residence or place of work; prohibition to be absent from the place where you reside without authorization from Justice; prohibition of carrying out activities that may facilitate the commission of sexual crimes; restraining order and communication of the victims; and obligation to carry out a specific program of sexual violence.

repeat offender

The delay in calling the hearing to ratify the probation measures is not the only error in the system with Carles Sallés. The pedophile was on probation – which can be accessed after serving three quarters of his sentence in prison – when last August he was arrested for abusing girls again in the Sant Vicenç de Castellet municipal swimming pool.

Upon learning of the new abuses, the Department of Justice revoked the probation that it had granted to the pedophile, while a court in Manresa (Barcelona) opened an investigation. The Manresa judge, however, did not agree to his entry into pretrial detention for this cause, despite the fact that the private prosecution had requested it, and only scheduled periodic appearances in court for him.

Carles Sallés was arrested last August after the parents of some minors reported to the police that he had gained the girls’ trust in the Sant Vicenç municipal swimming pool and, with the excuse of tickling them, he had touched them. and tried to enter the locker room where they changed.

After his release from prison last Friday, the Department of Justice contacted the Barcelona Prosecutor’s Office, as the competent body in these cases, to warn them that Carles Sallés presents a “high risk of recidivism” and informing them of the details of the case. In addition, Justice explained to the Public Ministry that Carles Sallés would go on to live in what is known as a “community residential resource”, thanks to an entity that welcomes him. Now Carles S. awaits the decision of the Justice on compliance with his probation. Victims trust judges to rule quickly.

Source: elDiario.es – elDiario.es by www.eldiario.es.

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