A former member of the Nationalist Youth of Catalonia (JNC), the former youth of the CDC and current Junts, has accused a former CDC official from Tarragona of alleged "sexual harassment" for having erotic conversations with him and another young man when they had 16 and 17 in 2014 through a WhatsApp group. The young man has made his story public on Twitter and other militants have narrated similar experiences with the same person and the case has reached the direction of Junts, which is scheduled to be addressed in the executive this Monday, as explained by Ep.
The former member of the JNC, Nil Garcia, explains that initially they maintained a strictly political relationship with this person and that he integrated him into the formation, and even introduced him to important party positions, and that, after about three or four months, "the thing began to degenerate.
He has detailed that the ex-charge, whom he mentions as 'Mr. Q', created a WhatsApp group with him and another minor, insisted that the two young people have relationships, explained their sexual experiences and sent videos of sexual content "so that they learn" and even a video of the other boy naked.
«He began to control us more by the group. What were we doing, where were we, who were we meeting with, and even calls at inappropriate times or in the middle of class. He said he was doing it for our own good," she recalled.
Garcia adds in his Twitter thread that after having explained his case, twenty young people have explained similar cases to him. «Some of us had not made it public because he had not gone beyond some risque or 'strange' conversations that caused us a lot of discomfort. With a repeated insistence on speaking, sending photographs, saying who we were with, what we were doing and above all explaining“, explained another young man on the same social network.
The young man has reported that he filed an internal complaint with the party and that, in his words, they helped him a lot, which made him return to militancy. However, he regrets that the complaint came to nothing. "They saw no indication of malpractice in a 50-year-old guy talking about sex with two 16-17-year-old boys and having a video of one masturbating," he explains on Twitter.
For all these reasons, he has explained that he has made it public because a week ago he received a message from the former CDC charge through social networks, and he has lamented that "he continues to meet with youths to 'talk about politics'".
Shortly after the case was known, the general secretary of the JNC, Álvaro Clapés, has expressed his support for the affected militants and former militants on his social networks and has made himself available to "clarify the facts and act accordingly". »Zero tolerance with harassment«, added Clapés, who contacted the general secretary of Junts, Jordi Turull, to coordinate the actions carried out.
In fact, sources of the youth consulted by Ep have explained that Clapés has asked that all those who have some experience with the person who is accused explain it. "The JNC and Junts are working to solve the situation and manage it in the best possible way, and they need our collaboration," they add in a message that has been sent in the party's WhatsApp groups.
Also from Junts they have begun to demand actions in this regard. "Characters like this cannot be in the party," they ask from the municipal account of the formation in Calafell, for example.