The Spanish striker Celta Santi Mina has been sentenced to four years in prison for a crime of sexual abuse of a woman, which occurred on June 18, 2017 in Mojácar (Almería).
The Court of Almería absolves in its sentence the attacker of the whole of the Chacho Coudet of the crime of sexual assault and exempts from any criminal liability his friend, and also a footballer, David Goldar.
The court presided over by magistrate Társila Martínez acquitted Mine of the crime of sexual assault for which the prosecutor requested eight years in prison and the private prosecution nine and a half years in prison, convicting him of a crime of sexual abuse for which he also imposed a restraining order of 500 meters with respect to the victim for 12 years and the payment of compensation of 50 thousand euros.
For its part, David Goldar He has been acquitted of the crime of sexual assault that only the private prosecution charged him with, since the Prosecutor’s Office has not acted against him in the case, for which he also faced nine and a half years in prison.
The events, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, occurred in the early hours of June 18, 2017, when Santi Mina took advantage of his friend David Goldar He had gone with a woman to the caravan he had parked near a nightclub in Mojácar (Almería) to enter the vehicle and sexually abuse her.
defense of Santi Mina has announced that it will appeal the sentence considering that it is not “adjusted to law”.
“Considering the same not adjusted to law and with important errors in the assessment of the tests carried out and therefore of the events that occurred, (Mina’s legal representation) will proceed to file the corresponding appeal in the coming days,” they have stated. in a statement sent to EFE.
The soccer player’s lawyer, Fátima Magdalena Rodríguez, maintained during the last session of the hearing that the player of the Celtic he had the consent “at all times” of the woman who had denounced him for an alleged sexual assault and that, “in the worst case”, there was an “error” on his part in this consent.
“If there was no consent, as the complainant affirms, of course, without a doubt, she did not know how to transmit it. Then, there was an error regarding the consent (…) It incurred a type error and this destroys the intent and the subjective typicity. If the intent and subjective typicity are destroyed, it should lead to acquittal, ”she said.
The Celticfor his part, has decided “in a precautionary manner” to “provisionally” remove the striker Santi Mina of first team training.
The entity chaired by Carlos Mouriño respects “the right” of the player’s defense, but points out in its statement that it is obliged to take measures against those facts that “notoriously undermine the image of the club and directly attack its values ”, once again showing his “absolute rejection” of the crime defined in the judicial resolution.
Therefore, the Celtic has decided to open a “disciplinary file” on the player to “clarify his job responsibilities” in view of this resolution.
The Chacho Coudet It remains, therefore, without one of its fundamental pieces in the attack this season; Santi Mina He has participated in 33 of the 34 league games -30 of them as a starter-, he is the team’s second top scorer with 7 goals -after Iago Aspas (15)- and the fourth with the most assists (3).
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