Skip to comments.Graphic interview of alleged rapists angers Mexico
Posted on 07/23/2012 9:24:59 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
MEXICO CITY The families of women and girls sexually assaulted on a church camp-out near Mexico City expressed anger Thursday after television stations broadcast a video of police posing highly graphic questions to suspects arrested in the crime.
Christian Youth Movement spokeswoman Aletia Santoscoy asked the media to stop playing the interrogation because it was affecting the girls' emotional recovery.
"It is humiliating to be reminded through a video about the degrading events that caused a harsh emotional crisis in our daughters, our friends, our families," Santoscoy said reading from a statement. "We don't want to feel assaulted, injured or humiliated again. They violently took away our safety and the illusion of our girls."
In the video, three suspects answered questions posed by a person off camera, describing how they sexually abused five women and girls. The questions were detailed: how long did the rape last, was the attack vaginal or anal and where did they ejaculate.
Televisa and Milenio networks aired the interrogation which was played for reporters at a Wednesday press conference announcing the arrests of 17 suspects, including two women, in the attack at a park outside Mexico's capital. Anchors in both television channels have apologized on behalf of the companies and said they would not play the interviews again.
Mexico State Attorney General's Alfedo Castillo told Milenio television he didn't know the families of the victims would see the video, which aired live during prime-time newscasts.
The suspects were paraded before the news media Wednesday. The video with the interrogation followed right after. The broadcasters said they didn't know the questions would be that graphic before they decided to air the entire press conference live.
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I wonder the reason we’re not being told where these Christian kids are from.
“...and the illusion of our girls.”
Must be something lost in translation. If they are referring to the illusion that young Christian girls are safe on the streets of Mexico, then yes, that is an illusion.
How awful for those women and their families. The media put themselves in the position of being prosecutors for their own gratification. Once again a horrible crime is glorified and sensationalized. Disgusting low lifes.