The deputy of Morena, Benjamin Saúl Huerta, accused this Wednesday of sexual abuse for a minor under 15 years of age and for whom he was arrested and released a few hours later, he renounced his aspiration to federal deputy.
According to party sources, the version is known that the Poblano legislator will make himself available to the capital authorities to help in the investigation and that responsibilities are defined.
This Wednesday, elements of the Mexico City Attorney General’s Office They arrested the federal deputy, after a 15-year-old young man, with whom he was in a hotel in the country’s capital, accused him of attempted sexual abuse, but was later released and voted remotely – in the various opinions that were held to vote in the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies.
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In a nightly message, Saúl Huerta assured that he was the victim of an attempt to extortion and blackmail, for which he was “falsely” accused of having committed an abuse against a minor.
The Puebla deputy said that this accusation resulted in an arbitrary detention and the violation of his right to presumption of innocence.
He assured that after his arrest, the authorities carried out the respective expert examinations on the alleged victim and it was evidenced that he was not the object of any aggression, for which it was determined to release him, since he did not engage in any criminal conduct.
“It is important to clarify that, after my arrest, the respective expert examinations were carried out on the alleged victim, where it was evidenced that he was not the object of any aggression, as there was no expert evidence, so it was determined to release me , since I did not engage in any criminal conduct, “he said.
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He said that, in addition to being a federal deputy, he is a lawyer by profession and from the beginning he was willing to clarify the matter before the competent authorities, “at no time did I turn to my jurisdiction which is contained in the Constitution and the Organic Law of Congress in its article 11, paragraph 3, which states that ‘they may not be detained or prosecuted against them’ ”.
He announced that he will continue pending the process that is followed by the investigations that arise from this matter. “I am innocent and I am sure the truth will come out.”
“Today there has been a serious damage to my image and that of my family, so I urge the authorities to define responsibilities in this case and do justice. If someone is behind all this I will go to the last consequences ”.