In search and capture a Salesian religious condemned for abusing six minors
Second coursid was convicted of seven crimes of sexual abuse, three of them continued, 32 and a half years in prison
The Provincial Court of Pontevedra has issued an order to search and capture against the religious second Cousido Vienites, sentenced by this Court 32 and a half years in jail for sexually abusing six minors. As a religion professor at the Salesianos de Vigo school, this priest was in charge of children and, according to two different sentences, he abused six of 15 years.
The abuses occurred in 2019 during a camp in Cambados (Pontevedra), in a pilgrimage activity to Santiago de Compostela and also within the framework of the activities of a youth association of Vigo that directed the condemned.
In October 2021 he was convicted of the Fourth Section of the Provincial Court and in May 2022 the Superior Court of Xustiza de Galicia (TSXG) confirmed the ruling. However, the numerous resources presented by the religious “caused the beginning of the execution of the sentence. Finally, it was firm at the end of October and on November 16, 2022, the Provincial Court of Pontevedra began the procedures.
Official sources of the TSXG have confirmed to El Mundo that once all these procedures have been carried out, last Thursday, February 23, the hearing gave an “unplazable” three -day term to enter prison. The religious disregarded that order and the court confirmed this week that he did not appear in prison, hence he decided to issue an order of search and capture and request his immediate detention. That order was sent to the Salesian congregation.
He “took advantage” of his superiority
Second coursid was convicted of seven crimes of sexual abuse, three of them continue Payment of compensation of 76,000 euros to the six minors.
The sentence concludes that “took advantage of” their situation of superiority, the confidence that the minors had deposited in him and the relationship of friendship that united them, “that went beyond that of teacher-student”, to abuse them.
The religious acted to “get to satisfy his sexual desire” in night hours, when, according to the sentence, “the state of alert decreases and the level of consciousness decreases”, overcoming any “possible resistance” of the victims.
The six minors were victims of touching in the genital organs, normally above the clothes, although, on occasion, also below. They all narrated “firmly and in accordance with their age” what happened to them and what they saw with respect to the others, with a complaint in which they were “coherent.”
The Pontevedrés court first and the Galician caught attention to the fact that the minors came to express a “feeling of guilt” for not having known how to react at that moment. The magistrates of the Pontevedra Court who judged the case in the first instance also stressed that adolescents lack “spuria, animosity or interest motivation” in harming the accused, whom they considered “his friend or his reference” and with whom all of them They maintained a “good relationship.”