|DomincanToday.com .- An Altagracia province Assistant DA revealed Tuesday that as a prosecutor in a case of the rape of a German woman, was forced to abandon it because “somebody” told him that the accused couldn’t go to jail.
Cesar Alcántara, of Higüey (east) dared to narrate the irregularities in the handling of cases, which have also been denounced in other judicial departments.
The official, referring to the process against the Spaniard Ricardo Diez Conde, said he was then known with the false identity Rubén Ramos, and a fugitive of Dominican justice. He has been charged with drug trafficking and money laundering, but managed to escape thanks to information on the investigation allegedly provided by an Assistant DA assigned to the community Verón.
With the name Rubén Ramos the Spaniard was accused of raping the German Janka Paff, but instead of getting the judicial attention the case merited, “someone” whom Alcántara didn’t identify intervened to drop the case, subjecting the victim “to most vile treatment.”
Alcántara said “they even accused her of being a whore and an opportunist,” despite the risk of filing charges against the noted investor who then went by the name Ramos. “I requested an arrest warrant against Mr. Rubén Ramos. A judge issued it and gave it to one of the lawyers in the case and there was an inconvenience because someone supposedly gave Ramos a permission to leave the country.”
Interviewed by newspaper El Caribe, the official said almost one month after that Diez was again arrested in an airport in Santo Domingo and sent to Higüey. “I resumed the complaint and understood that there was a case and took it to the instruction judge for the corresponding measures. There was some inconvenience here, so an agreement was reached regarding her injuries (Mrs. Paff).”
After reaching that agreement on the injuries, the Spaniard still faced rape charges, and Alcantara proceeded to seek his arraignment. “Then a person which I don’t know for what reason told me that that person couldn’t be jailed here. ‘See what you are going to do, because he isn’t going to go to jail here’.”
Few dare to denounce corruption