The former president of Valencia CF Pedro Cortes has been sentenced to one year and ten months in prison by sexually abusing an underage soccer player, belonging to the club’s quarry, while he was taking him in his car. In addition, he will have to indemnify you with 6,000 euro.
This is stated in the sentence made public this Friday, issued by the Criminal Court number 3 of Valencia after the trial held on February 23. in the ruling It is also prohibited to approach less than 200 meters from the victim and communicate with him by any means for three years, while he is placed on probation for two years.
At the hearing held that day, Cortés denied having touched the minor’s private parts although he admitted to having been the author of some text messages sent to the soccer player, as explained by the popular prosecution lawyer, because the trial was held behind closed doors at the request of all parties.
The minor’s defense requested for Cortés a sentence of two and a half years in prison and understood that there was sufficient proof of charge to obtain a conviction with “peripheral evidence that corroborates the testimony of the minor“.
On the contrary, the lawyer for the former president of Valencia CF explained that neither the Prosecutor’s Office nor the private prosecution had modified an accusation based on the articles 182.1 and 192.1 of the Penal Code, which have recently been modified by what is known as the ‘only yes is yes’ law.
courteous is processed since October 2021 by the Court of First Instance number 1 of Paterna (Valencia) for this alleged crime, which was denounced in November 2020 although the investigation did not come to light until January 2021.
That same day, the former president of Valencia CF between 1997 and 2001 He denied the accusation through a statement issued by his lawyer. Also that day, Cortés submitted his resignation to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) of his position as delegate of the absolute national team.
The Valencia Provincial Prosecutor’s Office requested a two-year prison sentence for the former president of Valencia CF. In her qualification brief before the Court, the prosecutor explained that the minor signed a representation contract with the agency of a relative of Cortés, which “It made it easier for the defendant to have regular contact with the minor”.
As of this writing, in November 2020, Cortés invited the young player, who was 16 years old at the time, to eat with his family in a restaurant in Valencia and during the meal he whispered in her ear: “I’m going to eat you whole“. Later, Cortés transferred the minor to the sports city of Paterna, where he lived, and “guided by his libidinous spirit, he placed his right hand on the left thigh of the minor starting to massage him in a circular way the defendant moving his hand to the genital area“.
According to the prosecution’s account, The minor removed the hand of Cortés, who told him at that moment that “there is only one life and you have to enjoy it”. The minor’s parents reported the facts after being aware of them.