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By Pete Moore On June 22nd, 2019

Spain’s Supreme Court has ruled that an attack on a teenage woman that shocked Spain was gang rape, rather than an earlier verdict of sexual abuse.

No problem with that. It’s a case which has gripped Spain. An 18 year old woman was dragged off a Pamplona street and gang raped by five men. The original verdict was not well met.

In April 2018, a court in Navarra jailed the men for nine years each for sexual abuse but acquitted them of the graver charge of sexual assault, the equivalent of rape under existing Spanish law.

The ruling was based on a decision that the woman had not faced violence or intimidation, but had been abused.

In the real world, five men dragging a woman into an apartment block to rape her is a rather violent act, no? Standing around her with their trousers down is rather intimidating, no?


  1. Well done.

  2. At least justice was done in the end. Sadly this does not always seem to be the case.

  3. Compare and contrast Dave:


  4. Indeed Paul. This is a case of punishment swinging too far the other way.
    Bringing terrorism charges against people for a bar fight is ridiculous.
    Good post by the way. I didn’t get a chance to read it when you first published it.