The convicted woman deceived the victim by promising her a job as a hairdresser in Bilbao, aware of her need
MADRID, 9 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Supreme Court (TS) has confirmed the conviction of a woman who forced an immigrant to prostitute herself to pay the debt she had contracted for her transfer to Spain, a trip that the victim made under the promise of a false job as a hairdresser in Bilbao that he never got to play.
In its sentence, a presentation by Vicente Magro, the high court dismissed the appeal of the convicted person and confirmed the sentence imposed by the Provincial Court of Vizcaya and later seconded by the Civil and Criminal Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country .
The court ruling, specifically, sentenced him to five years and one day in jail for a crime of trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation in mediation with a crime of coercive prostitution and a crime of favoring illegal immigration. .
According to the sentence of the Provincial Court, the convicted person, a 39-year-old Nigerian woman, contacted the victim and made her a job offer, being aware of the situation of need and economic precariousness in which she found herself, as well as the falsehood of the offer, which consisted of developing hairdressing work in Bilbao.
The victim accepted the offer, which was in turn accompanied by the payment of the trip by the condemned woman. The transfer to Bilbao began in Nigeria, managing the transfer to Agadez (Niger) by bus. From there she continued the pickup trip through the desert to Libya and in Tripoli, where she stayed for two months, she was received by a woman.
The ruling details that, from Tripoli, she traveled in a boat or boat in the direction of Italy, where she was rescued by a rescue ship along with the rest of the people who occupied it. Said ship transferred them to Naples, and from there she was sent to Caserta, in whose camp her clandestine passage was registered.
After moving to Molinara, the convicted person contacted her again, indicating the person who would take care of her transfer to Rome and from there to Spain by bus. Once in Termibús, in Bilbao, a man came to pick her up at the request of the condemned woman, without stating that he had any relationship with the organization of which the latter was a part.
The man took the victim to the home of the condemned woman in Bilbao. There, the first one was interested in the job offer, and that was when the condemned woman revealed the truth: there was no hairdresser or job, but a debt of 35,000 euros that she had to pay for the trip she had paid for, an amount that she had to assume by dedicating herself to to prostitution.
Thus, the convicted woman moved the victim to an apartment in Bilbao up to three times. There he practiced prostitution in periods of two weeks, after which he returned to the domicile of the condemned. During the weeks that she worked as a prostitute, she worked without hours, at the disposal of the clientele.
The convicted woman, according to the trial court, kept all the money of the victim, who could not leave the apartment without authorization. But it is also that the condemned woman threatened to practice voodoo and harm her or her family. Some time later, she kicked the victim out of her house, but forced him to continue facing the debt.
The Supreme Court dismisses the appeal of the convicted person, who questioned the assessment that had been given to the victim's statement. And it is that, according to he maintained, there was an enmity between the two, which led to his version of events being denatured.
The magistrates, however, make it clear that the sufficiency of the evidence is analyzed in the judgment of the trial court, also pointing out that both the statement of the victim and the agents is forceful. They also recall that the convicted person herself acknowledged the facts at the oral hearing.