The office of the Prosecutor investigates alleged cases of prostitution of minors in the Balearic islands

The Prosecutor of the Balearic islands has agreed to initiate a criminal investigation to clarify the alleged cases of prostitution and drug trafficking affecti

The office of the Prosecutor investigates alleged cases of prostitution of minors in the Balearic islands

The Prosecutor of the Balearic islands has agreed to initiate a criminal investigation to clarify the alleged cases of prostitution and drug trafficking affecting children of age under the tutelage of the Institute Majorcan Social Affairs (IMAS). The Prosecutor's office has delivered a craft to the superior head of the National Police of the Balearic islands, to proceed to inquire into the matter and identify, in their case, those responsible.

The move comes after the controversy unleashed after the Institute Spaniard of Social Affairs will admit up to 16 cases of sexual abuse of minors under their guardianship in different reception centres. Last christmas Eve, a little girl under the administration of the island, reported having been the victim of a violation group by six children and revealed in his account of the facts that several men had tried to prostituyera in a bar in the capital of the balearic islands.

The Prosecutor of the Balearic islands has been reported that in recent years, have reported different specific instances of conduct affecting minors by similar facts or similar to those uncovered now. A few episodes that have been surveyed, they say, as any other magazine characteristics of a crime. From 2014, the Civil Guard has carried out in Mallorca 10 operations against the prostitution of minors and the National Police has recorded 14 proceedings of this type, although not referring exclusively to the area of the lower wards.

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Cases unconnected

This Wednesday, the National Police and the Guardia Civil have ruled out the existence of organized networks behind the alleged episodes of sexual exploitation of minors under guardianship. “We have not detected a network covering the whole, are different cases. Have already been investigated episodes in which drug, for a new phone, or various things, capture to minors,” explained the head of coordination of violence on women of the Government Delegation in the canary islands, Julia Vázquez, who points to “isolated cases” of men who prostitute minors and who have no connection with each other.

The Institute Spaniard of Social Affairs and has held this Wednesday a meeting in which participated also controls the National Police and the Civil Guard to analyze the collaboration that developed when they denounce this type of episodes. “The protocols have not failed because we prevented the hour of power taking a measure of deprivation of liberty, which is not our way of working,” said the president of the Institute Spaniard of Social Affairs. The lower wards are located in a centre or flats in the open, sometimes operated by companies in the field of child care, and the IMAS insists that can not monitor the activities performed by young people when they are out.

John has underlined that cases of child abuse are not confined only to the sphere of the girls supervised by the administration, but to that affect “any less, come within the scope that comes”. The president of the agency has also rejected cases have increased in recent years. Despite this, the IMAS has announced the launch of a commission to allow for add to private entities working in the field of minors, the Municipalities of the island and to other institutions.

Updated Date: 15 January 2020, 20:00

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