The Albacete Civil Guard prevents the forced marriage of a minor under 16 years of age in Albacete

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Members of the Personnel Area of ​​the Organic Unit of the Judicial Police (UOPJ) of the Benemérita Albacetense, within the framework of the operation called “VINDE”, and in close collaboration with the Child Protection Services of the Community Board of Castilla La Mancha de Albacete, have prevented the “sale” of a minor by her mother from being consummated, for the amount of 50,000 euros, to a man with the intention of getting married.

The Civil Guard learned, through the section of the child protection service of the Albacete Social Welfare delegation of the Castilla-La Mancha Communities Board, that a minor under 16 years of age, who was supervised by the Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha, Communities of Castilla-La Mancha, could be a victim of a possible crime of trafficking in human beings for the purpose of forced marriage.

Minor under the guardianship of the Child Protection Service

The agents were able to verify that the minor resided with her mother, in a town in the province of Albacete, under a cohabitation permit, with monitoring by social services.

Given the seriousness of the events, the Child Protection Service revoked the cohabitation permit, proceeding to collect the minor and place her in a residential home for minors in Albacete.

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Continuing with the investigations, the agents were able to verify how the mother of the minor, at a party held days before at her own home, agreed with a man to “sell” the minor, having received part of the agreed financial amount, for his imminent transfer to Italy.

The police operation ended with the location, identification and subsequent investigation of the man who tried to buy the minor, as well as the investigation of the minor’s mother, both as alleged perpetrators of a crime of trafficking in human beings for the purpose of forced marriage. .

Bogas Bus

The proceedings initiated by the events have been made available to the Investigating Court, acting as guard, of the judicial district where the events occurred.

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