An inquest held this week in Malaga has heard how a shopkeeper tricked a minor into entering his shop to see a bird, to then abuse him.
The trial took place this week, the accused pleaded guilty to the events which has seen the sentence reduced from four to two years. In addition, the accused is ordered to pay 4,000 euros in compensation to the victim.
The events occurred in July 2017 when the victim, a minor, was walking through the streets in a district of Antequera, on his way to his cousins’ house when his attention was caught by a bird in a cage that could be seen through the display window of a shop and he stopped outside the establishment to look.
The accused, the shopkeeper, encouraged the boy to enter the premises, closed the door and released the bird to fly around the establishment.
Once inside, the accused then encouraged the minor to show him his private parts, to which the boy “repeatedly” refused. However, at one point the accused pulled at the victims trousers and “touched him.”
The minor was finally released and able to leave the establishment after the accused kissed the boy on the forehead and said “I love you”
In addition to a prison sentence and the 4,000 euros in compensation to the victim, the accused has been given five years’ probation and a eight years restraining order.