Malaga courts. / SUR

British man stands trial for sexually abusing the 11-year-old daughter of friends

The prosecutor maintains that the defendant took advantage of the fact that the girl was alone in the kitchen of a property in Estepona

ÁLVARO FRÍAS / JUAN CANO

A 59-year-old British man is facing a court in Malaga, accused of sexually abusing an eleven-year-old girl on the Costa del Sol.

According to the Public Prosecutor's Office, the defendant was a friend of the girl's parents and took advantage of the fact that he was alone with her, in the kitchen of a house in Estepona, to touch her.

According to SUR sources, the accused and his wife, a British couple, were friends of the victim's parents, a married couple of the same nationality.

Alone

The events are alleged to have taken place on the evening of 10 December, 2017, when the girl was eleven years old. The court file indicates that the defendant took advantage of the fact that the girl was alone in the kitchen to stand behind her and hug her before sexually touching her. It is claimed that he did not stop until the girl managed to get escape with the excuse of having to go and feed her pet.

Five-year prison sentence

The Prosecutor's Office considers that these events constitute a crime of sexual abuse of a minor under 16 years of age and requests that, if the defendant is found guilty, he should be sentenced to five years in prison and that he is banned from communicating or approaching her for another six years. Finally, the prosecutor is calling for compensation of 6,000 euros for the psychological harm caused to the victim.