After a long hearing that lasted until the early hours of this Saturday, a judge sent the gynecologist to jail Ernesto Ortiz Ruiz, who is accused of the alleged crime of sexual abuse against one of his patients last September 7 in Colombia.
According to the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation, the victim went to the office located on Calle 13 with Carrera 35 in Bogota to pass a routine examination, a procedure in which the doctor would have sexually assaulted her.
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A prosecutor from the Sex Crimes Unit of Bogotá gathered information and evidence that proved the crime. TO Ortiz ruiz He was charged with the crimes of violent carnal access and abusive sexual act with unable to resist (person in a state of unconsciousness, or suffering from mental disorder).
The victim told the Prosecutor all the details of what happened. For his part, the doctor who was in the company of his lawyer did not accept the charges attributed to him by the investigating body during the hearing that took place virtually.
Judicialized gynecologist doctor who had sexually abused one of his patients in # Bogotá. # Prosecutor’s Office charged him with violent carnal access in a heterogeneous contest with carnal access and abusive sexual act with aggravated incapacity to resist. A judge sent him to jail. pic.twitter.com/2KM3dwpFSL
– Colombia Prosecutor’s Office (@FiscaliaCol) September 12, 2020
Given what happened, a group of women from the Bogotá Feminist Coordinator called a sit-in in front of the EPS Sanitas clinic in Puente Aranda to support the complaint of the young woman, who is a nursing student.
After the protests, representatives of the establishment assured through a statement that they are ready to to collaborate with the authorities before any requirement that the judicial process needs, according to El Espectador.
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The District Secretary for Women assumed the criminal representation of the young woman with specialized legal assistance and psychological support.
“From the first moment we learned about the case, we have accompanied the female victim. From the Purple Line we contacted her, we assigned a Home Care Pair for socio-legal and psychosocial care and a criminal lawyer who is representing her in the process, ”said Diana Rodríguez Franco, Secretary for Women.
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