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Accused of rape in Spain, 2 Vietnamese artists could be sentenced to what number of years in jail?

Not too long ago, the Mirror printed an article revealing info {that a} 17-year-old woman accused of being raped by two males on the island of Majorca (Spain). In response to the publish, the 2 males shared a lodge, whereas the woman and her household stayed at one other lodge. The three met at a restaurant on June 24 after which chatted and drank earlier than going for a stroll on the seashore.

They then obtained drunk and went to the lodge room of one of many two males – the place the alleged rape happened. In response to this woman’s accusation, the 2 males additionally pressured her to take a shower to take away any traces of accusations after forcing her to have intercourse.

The Mirror additionally describes two suspects, 37 and 42 years previous, described as well-known actors and musicians of Vietnam. It’s value mentioning that at the moment, musicians Ho Hoai Anh and Hong Dang are additionally on trip in Spain. Though this incident nonetheless has no actual info, there have been steady discussions about these two artists on social networks.

What number of years in jail if 2 Vietnamese artists are convicted of rape in Spain?

Whereas ready for the outcomes of the investigation, many individuals marvel what punishment these two artists will obtain if convicted of rape. In response to Article 179 of the Spanish Penal Code, a rapist could be punished with 6-12 years in jail.

Nonetheless, in Might 2022, the Spanish Parliament handed a invoice requiring express consent for sexual acts. The brand new invoice defines consent as a transparent expression of 1’s will, that silence or passivity isn’t consent. Due to this fact, non-consensual intercourse could be thought-about rape and carries a jail sentence of as much as 15 years.

In response to earlier Spanish legislation, when there was no codified definition, the nation at all times required the sufferer to current proof that the suspect used violence and intimidation within the act. New intercourse is assessed as rape. Later, beneath the brand new invoice, sentences for rape can be elevated to fifteen years if there are aggravating circumstances.

From there, judges will be capable to move harsher sentences if violence or medicine are used to render the sufferer incapable of resisting, or if the sufferer is the rapist’s spouse or ex-partner. .

Presently, the identities of the 2 Vietnamese artists accused of rape haven’t been revealed. Native media reported that they’d their passports quickly confiscated, banned from leaving the island to serve the investigation course of. Native experiences stated the 2 Vietnamese males refused to reply questions shortly after their arrest.

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