The Superior Court of Justice of the Valencian Community has issued this Monday an order by which it agrees to return to the Court of Instruction number 15 of Valencia the open investigation against the former vice president of the Generalitat, Mónica Oltra, and thirteen other people for the management they did in 2017 of the case of sexual abuse of a minor under guardianship by the then husband of the until now Minister of Equality, Luis Eduardo Ramírez Icardi.
The magistrates have declared the lack of competence of the Civil and Criminal Chamber to continue with the investigation and knowledge of these facts once Oltra's resignation from the position of regional deputy and, therefore, to her condition of appraised is documented. before the regional high court.
In this way, the case is once again in the hands of investigating judge Vicente Ríos so that he can "continue with full scope and freedom of opinion" with the proceedings. He was the one who asked the TSJ to charge the leader of Compromís in light of the evidence revealed during the statements in court of the rest of those investigated, officials and positions of Equality or workers of the Niño Jesús center in Valencia where the abuses occurred. The Superior Prosecutor's Office, in fact, alluded to alleged prevarication, abandonment of minors and omission of the duty to prosecute crimes.
The next natural step, in that sense, would be for Ríos to call to declare Oltra as a defendant, after the scheduled appointment before the high court on July 6 was annulled. The magistrate, in an extensive reasoned statement raised in April to the Chamber, focused on the fact that "there was no real will at the Ministry headquarters to clarify the facts -which affected a 14-year-old girl- but, on the contrary, to hide them, with a mere appearance of actions aimed at clarifying them».
In addition, he pointed to the head of the regional department as the person who ordered to open "an investigation parallel to the judicial one apparently devoid of any sense and that involved the use of public, human and material resources, with the consequent cost." A reserved file that began when a judge had already decreed a restraining order for the aggressor on the victim and that was aimed at "discrediting the minor and interfering in an ongoing criminal proceeding in which her husband was the subject of investigation." .
[Maite, the girl victim of the sexual abuse of Oltra's ex-husband who was handcuffed and nobody believed]
Oltra -person in the case- resigned as vice president of the Generalitat, spokesperson for the Consell and head of Equality and Inclusive Policies cornered by pressure from her party and her socialist partners in the regional Executive. However, it was not until eight days later that her departure was made official and the exchange of portfolios with her successor, Aitana Mas, took place.
Everything has its origin in two complaints from the victim's lawyer and leader of Spain 2000, José Luis Roberto, and the Gobiérna-Te association, chaired by the co-founder of Vox Cristina Seguí. In addition, the formation of Santiago Abascal exercises popular accusation. The complaints arose in the heat of the judgment of the Valencia Court that sentenced the aggressor - the educator Luis Ramirez Icardi - to five years in prison - pending the Supreme Court - and in which indications of cover-up by the staff were already indicated. of Equality.