- There was an advance of 100% in clarification of femicides in the departments of Meta and Casanare.
- Seven people were prosecuted for different actions against this population of special protection. In 5 cases, the victims are members of indigenous ethnic groups.
Within the framework of the directive issued on March 16 to counteract attacks against women and confront sexual and domestic violence in the territories of Colombia, the Attorney General’s Office prosecuted 7 people considered as the alleged responsible for this type of behavior.
In this sense, during his visit to San José del Guaviare (Guaviare), the Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, revealed that the institution achieved 100% progress in clarifying femicides in the departments of Meta and Casanare:
. Femicides in Meta
El Dorado: A prison sentence was issued against a person for being considered as a possible perpetrator of the aggravated double femicide committed on January 23 in the municipality of El Dorado. The man allegedly killed his partner and her 13-year-old daughter with a blunt weapon. At the beginning, the defendant reported them as missing people, but the institution, through the CTI, with the support of Army units, found the corpses of the victims who had been buried by this person.
Lejanías: The Office of the Attorney General clarified the feminicide of Angie Lorena Torres Sierra, who was murdered with a firearm by her sentimental partner Eduardo Andrés González. The events occurred on January 23, 2021 in the municipality of Lejanías. The Attorney General´s Office requested to preclude the investigation due to the death of the defendant, since he committed suicide after perpetrating the crime.
Fuentedeoro: Alonso Hernández Hernández was sent to prison for the crime of his sentimental partner Leidy Samara Rodríguez (19 years old). The incident occurred on June 23 in the municipality of Fuentedeoro (Meta), where he allegedly attacked the victim with a sharp weapon in various parts of the body and caused her death.
- Femicides in Casanare
Maní: the Office of the Attorney General obtained a prison sentence against Harold Olmedo Leal Vásquez (the victim’s sentimental partner) and Carlos Germán Alarcón, as alleged perpetrators of femicide (mastermind and perpetrator, respectively) for the crime of Nubia Estefanny Ramírez Parada, 20, which occurred on January 16, 2021 in Los Libertadores neighborhood in the municipality of Maní (Casanare).
According to the investigations, the first person allegedly ordered the murder of the woman due to jealousy. The Office of the Attorney General proved that the couple had been living together since 2018 and that during the relationship, there were cycles of violence, submission and domination by Leal Vásquez towards the young woman.
Aguazul: it was possible to clarify the feminicide of Sandra Milena Tupanteve Hernández, who died on February 14, 2021, in the rural area of Atalayas de Aguazul (Casanare) due to the injuries caused with a knife by her permanent partner Álvaro Zamora Celis during a discussion.
The man, who reportedly injured himself after committing the crime, was arrested; however, he died during surgery. Considering that, the Office of the Attorney General requested the First Court of the Circuit of Yopal to preclude the process due to the death of the accused person.
- Sexual and domestic violence in Guaviare
The Attorney General also stated that the gender-based violence has also been addressed in the region Llanos Orientales and Amazonas under the prioritization strategy, guaranteeing the protection of the rights and integrity of rural and indigenous women.
In Guaviare, for example, compared to last year’s figures, the clarification of crimes related to sexual violence increased by 60 percent, and domestic violence by 50 percent. For these behaviors, so far this year, the institution has charged 17 people and has obtained 16 convictions.
The Office of the Attorney General identified 5 men who would be involved in affecting women and girls of the indigenous ethnic groups denominated as Sikuani, Jiw and Kurripaco. Among the cases, the following stand out:
Sexual assault of a 6-year-old minor: Orlando Orjuela was sent to prison for being the alleged perpetrator of aggravated violent sexual assault of a 6-year-old minor on January 20, 2021 in the neighborhood Modelo in San José del Guaviare.
Sexual acts with his niece: A man was prosecuted and sent to prison for his alleged responsibility in abusive sexual acts with a minor under the age of 14, in consistent sequence of serial crime. On February 17, 2020, the defendant allegedly took advantage of the fact that her 7-year-old niece was under his care and touched her intimate parts. However, there is evidence indicating that this situation occurred on several occasions.
Attacks against his wife: The Attorney General´s Office brought charges against Mario Jiménez Ramírez for domestic violence. This person was arrested in flagrante delicto when he apparently beat his wife on May 17, in San José del Guaviare. This person remains deprived of his liberty in a prison in compliance with a measure that was imposed.
“These results are produced after the implementation of the special gender group Grupo Especial de Género, which is being strengthened in all areas of the national territory. The Office of the Attorney General´s response to sexual crimes is fast and effective. This Office will not allow that our children and women be affected in the history of the country. We will no longer allow cases in Colombia such as that of the famous murderer and rapist Garavito”, stated the Attorney General Barbosa.
When we speak, results follow.
The information contained in this press release corresponds to the narration of the objective news provided by the officials in charge of carrying out the criminal investigations within the Office of the Attorney General. By the time this communication is disclosed, the legal status of the people mentioned is still pending to be resolved by the competent judicial authority, always under the presumption of innocence contemplated by Article 29 of the Political Constitution and Article 7 of Law 906 of 2004.