The keys to the Mónica Oltra case: what a judge and a prosecutor accuse her of and who decides her imputation

The vice president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Mónica Oltra, is on the verge of being charged in the court case that investigates whether the Ministry of Equality that she directs tried to hide the case of sexual abuse against a minor under guardianship for which she was sentenced to a The sentence of five years in prison is that of her husband at the time of the events, Luis Eduardo Ramírez Icardi.

The keys to the Mónica Oltra case: what a judge and a prosecutor accuse her of and who decides her imputation

The vice president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Mónica Oltra, is on the verge of being charged in the court case that investigates whether the Ministry of Equality that she directs tried to hide the case of sexual abuse against a minor under guardianship for which she was sentenced to a The sentence of five years in prison is that of her husband at the time of the events, Luis Eduardo Ramírez Icardi.

On April 1, the magistrate of the Investigating Court number 15 of Valencia issued an order accompanied by a 71-page reasoned statement in which he demands that the Superior Court of Justice summon Mónica Oltra as an investigator. According to judge Vicente Ríos, there are "serious, rational, solid and well-founded indications" of the participation of the vice president of the Generalitat, who enjoys the status of a registered representative as a regional deputy, in the alleged cover-up of the sexual abuse she suffered in a center a minor under guardianship at the hands of Oltra's then-husband between 2016 and 2017.

The case has thirteen defendants, including some senior officials and officials from the Ministry of Equality, but only the TSJ can investigate a parliamentarian, so the decision is in the hands of the Civil and Criminal Chamber of the Valencian high court . The process to decide whether to summon Mónica Oltra to testify as accused began last week after the reports of the parties. Among them, a devastating document signed by the superior prosecutor of the TSJ, Teresa Gisbert, a jurist of recognized prestige and delinquent career, shares the judge's appreciation of the participation of the leader of Compromís in the events and specifies the accusation in the crimes of prevarication, abandonment of minors and omission of the duty to prosecute crimes.

The Prosecutor's Office concludes in a 69-page document that Mónica Oltra gave a "verbal" order to cover up the case of sexual abuse and subsequently discredit the victim. The vice president and spokesperson for the Government of Ximo Puig has chosen to charge against the letter from the public ministry, which she considers to be riddled with "conjecture and speculation."

The latter must be decided by the shortlist formed by the rapporteur Antonio Ferrer, the president of the TSJ, Pilar de la Oliva, and the former Anti-Corruption prosecutor and "scourge" of dozens of positions of the PP Vicente Torres, who a little over two years ago He was appointed by the General Council of the Judiciary as a magistrate of the Civil and Criminal Chamber at the proposal of the Valencian Courts, where the Socialists, Compromís and Podemos enjoy a parliamentary majority.

Vicente Torres has been a career prosecutor since 2001, and worked in the Algeciras detachment of the Cadiz Provincial Prosecutor's Office until 2004. Later, his career was developed in the Provincial Prosecutor's Office of Castellón and Valencia. From 2014 until his appointment as a judge, he was Deputy Prosecutor of the Special Prosecutor's Office against Corruption and Organized Crime.

Vicente Torres failed in his attempt to accuse, on the eve of municipal elections, the then mayor of Valencia for the PP Rita Barberá for the alleged use of municipal funds for personal expenses that Compromís had denounced.

On the other hand, he successfully settled the accusation against former popular minister Rafael Blasco in the so-called "Cooperation case" that resulted in a six-and-a-half-year prison sentence for the diversion of funds destined for the Third World. That ruling propelled Torres' career to the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office.

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