The Mexican actor Héctor Parra was sentenced to 10 years and six months in prison for the crime of corruption of minors to the detriment of his youngest daughter, Alexa Parra Hoffman. The verdict was handed down by the Judge of the Adversarial System of Mexico City.
According to the authorities, the sentence represents the search for justice for the victim and for all minors who have suffered sexual violence in their family spaces, “a reality that affects thousands of infants in our country and that often goes unpunished.” due to the lack of denunciation, investigation and sanction”.
What is corruption of minors?
This is a legal term to describe any activity that is intended to negatively influence the behavior or development of a child under 18 years of age. An action detrimental to the mental, physical or moral health of a child or adolescent.
Corruption of minors can include activities such as exposure to pornographic material, drug or alcohol usepromotion of criminal behavior, sexual abuse, incitement to violence, intimidation or harassment.
It is a serious crime in many countries, so it can be severely punished with imprisonment and high fines. According to article 201 of the Mexican Penal Code, commits the crime of corruption of minors who forces, induces, facilitates or procures one or more minors or one or more people who do not have the capacity to understand the meaning of the fact or one or more people who do not have the capacity to resist it.
How are the penalties?
In Mexico it depends on the criminal activity, but the penalties for corruption of minors range from five years to 10 years in prison and a fine of 500,000 days, for the consumption of alcoholic beverages and drugs.
Begging for the purpose of exploitation is punishable by four to nine years in prison and a fine of 400 to 900 days. The sentence for being part of a criminal association or for carrying out acts of physical or sexual exhibitionism of minors carry from seven to 12 years in prison and a fine of 800 to 2,5000 days.
It will be depending on the seriousness and conditions of the crime that the judge in charge of the case will dictate the corresponding sentence.
What is Héctor Parra’s sentence?
The actor was found guilty of the crime of “corruption of minors” and sentenced to 10 years and six months in prison. Samaria Ávila, Héctor’s lawyer, announced that the defendant must pay 200 thousand Mexican pesos to the victim, that represents about $11,200 dollars.
“My client is calm, he is aware, he knows what these years imply, we have the possibility of another hearing to find out the points of why that ruling was reached, on June 1 at 5:30 p.m. Everything does not end here, it is a resolution before this sentence, we have other appeals and amparo resources, ”said Ávila.
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