The suspect was the spokesperson of the ERC until he was expelled from the party.
A few days earlier, Mossos d’Esquadra arrested Javier P, a councilor affiliated with the Sant Pere de Ribes city council, after receiving complaints from several students at the Dolors Mallafar Institute in Vilanova i la Geltr. It is believed that the suspect, who is a teacher in this center, may have sexually abused minors apart from making obscene comments.
For two years the suspect has been a non-affiliated councilor in Sant Pere de Ribes, after the ERC expelled him from the party when he was the spokesman for this formation in this municipality. Republicans agreed that Javier P should leave after not complying with an agreement from his national executive, which urged him to quit the councilor’s job for dealing with the party’s internal code of conduct.
Sant Pere de Ribes City Council expressed its “disappointment” at the arrest of an opposition councilor for an alleged offense against sexual freedom and demanded that “full respect be maintained for that person’s notion of innocence and the rights to be protected.” More open judicial process for those affected by the case”.
“The City Council wishes to clarify that the events have nothing to do with the elected or municipal political activity with the City Council, as the alleged acts may have been committed in the professional sphere of the accused”, expanding from the Consistory that they expect ” The issues will be clarified at the earliest during open judicial proceedings”.
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