July trial for Callosa Manada

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July trial for Callosa Manada
CALLOSA: Four men accused of gang-raping a 19-year-old more than two years ago Photo credit: Joanbanjo

FOUR men accused of gang-raping a 19-year-old girl in Callosa on New Year’s Day in 2019 will stand trial next July.

If found guilty, the four men – dubbed the Callosa Manada – face total sentences of 200 years.

These terms are far higher in each case than those imposed on five men calling themselves the Manada – it means herd or wolfpack – who gang-raped an 18-year-old student in Pamplona in 2016.

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The Alicante High Court has asked the men’s defence lawyers to present their provisional conclusions in writing, while at the same time reminding them of the possibility of reaching a pre-trial agreement should their clients wish to confess.

If one of the accused accepts the opportunity of plea-bargaining, this could put the others in a “delicate situation,” sources close to the case suggested.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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