A man has been sentenced this Wednesday in Palma to six years in prison for sexually abusing a minor up to 12 times, taking advantage of the friendship he had with his family and his status as a masseur.
The parties have reached an agreement in accordance with the beginning of the holding of a preliminary hearing before the second section of the Audiencia de Palma.
The defendant, 78 years old and of Spanish origin, has been convicted of sexual abuse committed between August 2016 and the end of 2017.
When the victim was 14 years old, the family went to the man for a massage. He laid her down on the sofa and, massaging her lower back, he touched her breasts. He also stated that for her massage he had to remove her bra and pants, and then he abused her up to 12 times.
Most of the time he abused the victim at his home and once at the complainant’s house. In this last house, being in her living room, he sat next to the minor in an armchair and put his hand under her pants, the Prosecutor’s Office points out in her letter.
As a result of these events, the victim suffers from acute stress and has received psychological care since November 2018. For this reason, the man has also been sentenced to pay 14,220 euros as compensation for the damage caused and medical expenses.