Joshua Manuel Sanchez Caraballo, The man suspected of kidnapping 18-year-old Coralis M. Serrano Delgado surrendered today, Saturday, on arrival, along with a lawyerCaguas Command, where the agents of criminal investigation corps (CIC) arrested him.
CIC staff in Caguas confirmed new day That Sanchez Caraballo turned himself in yesterday, as part of talks that began on Friday, by Mr. edward gonzalezexplained Lieutenant Harry Sollivan Diazoo , deputy director of the CIC of Caguas, earlier in the day. Sanchez Caraballo turned himself in at around 5:15 p.m.
Comandencia’s press office in Hato Rey later indicated that Sánchez Caraballo invoked his right not to plead guilty, to which Caguas’s CIC agents were unable to interview him.
Earlier in the day, Caguas Prosecutor’s Office For the time being, Sanchez decided not to file charges against Caraballo because, according to Solivan Diaz, he did not collect enough evidence and Because Serrano Delgado has refused to cooperate with the authorities,
“We have conducted a similar investigation in the police. The findings were consulted with prosecutor Rocio García, who—for the time being—is not going to file charges against young Joshua Manuel Sanchez Caraballo, because the injured party is not cooperative,” the lieutenant said earlier in a telephone interview.
“Even then, We continue the investigation. This guy still continues to be of interest to us and we continue to collect both digital and scientific evidence to see if we have the possibility of filing charges even without the young woman’s cooperation.“, He added.
Serrano Delgado was reported missing by her mother last Thursday night, when she later witnessed the moment Sanchez Caraballo allegedly forced her into her vehicle under threat of a shotgun.
Director, Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police Criminal Investigation Gerardo Oliver Franco, noted in an interview with this newspaper yesterday that the initial investigation into the kidnapping contained specific details of the separation between Serrano Delgado and his alleged attacker. The officer revealed that, according to the investigation, the couple’s separation occurred partly after the young woman was the victim of a pattern of sexual violence by Sanchez Caraballo.
However, the woman never lodged a police complaint to condemn the said violence.
Both the Police and the Office of the Women’s Ombudsman have the tools to confidentially address any indications or complaints about abuse, abuse or situation due to gender violence. If you know or know someone who goes through a similar pattern, you can contact the police at (787) 792-6734 or (787) 343-2020, as well as the Office of the Women’s Ombudsman at (787) You can also contact us at 722-2977. ,
In addition, Oliver Franco stated that the kidnapping took place in a park in Hato Nuevo in Guarabo, where the attacker is believed to have called the victim with a justification for giving some items.
,But the subject took out a gun and forced him to sit in the vehicle he was driving. The victim’s mother filed a police complaint and at that time identified the potential suspect as Sanchez Caraballo,” the commander explained.
Solivan Diaz confirmed that the man did not have any firearms registered in his name.
The mother’s report led to the activation of Pink Alert, a mechanism used by authorities to send alert messages to the population with which they seek cooperation to trace the whereabouts of any woman over the age of 18 when There are reasons to wonder who is in danger.
The alert was activated yesterday, Friday at around 11:30 a.m. and later in the afternoon another woman was taken to the police headquarters in Caguas. Serrano Delgado was welcomed by officials who said she arrived with evidence of bruises and bruises on her face and other parts of her body, for which she was treated in hospital.
Solivan Diaz indicated that he interviewed the victim to find out the origins of the assault, but did not receive a response from her.
Even then, They assured that they could confirm that the blows the young woman received were from Sanchez Caraballo.,
“From some interviews that we conducted with others, we can determine that these wounds were the product of an attack by this young man (suspected of kidnapping him),” he insisted.
He indicated that Sánchez Caraballo, who is 23 and lives in the Turabo Heights residential complex, could be exposed, for offenses of kidnapping, gender violence and arms law violations.
“Given the lack of cooperation from this girl and the fact that we don’t even have witnesses who witnessed this (alleged abduction), we are forced to focus on looking for scientific evidence and recording systems that allow us to do this.” help determine whether, in fact, this happened and we can present that evidence,” he said.
Experts previously consulted by new day has highlighted the complexity of gender-based violence cases, while listing the various reasons a victim may refuse to testify against her assailant.
“When a prosecutor has a case of domestic violence, he or she should always collect the necessary evidence so that the case can be sustained without the testimony of the victim as there may be thousands of reasons for the woman to decide not to testify”indicated, for example, Amaryllis Pagan JimenezExecutive Director of the Matria Project, mentioning that there are economic, traumatic or family pressures that cause the victim to withdraw from the process.
graduate Veronica Rivera-TorresFor its part, said that “we must understand that domestic violence goes beyond a couple, which, in fact, affects third parties, and that it is not only for the survivors, but for your family and friends.” There is also a call for safety equipment.”
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Solivan Diaz stressed that for officers, the help of civilians is important in these cases, who do not have the testimony of the injured person, in order to “seek some kind of help and get him out of that pattern. “
Regarding the possibility of some resources to provide surveillance to the young woman or if a protection order is issued, she recalled that these are the elements that the victim has to request.
The lieutenant assures that, even without Serrano Delgado’s testimony, the investigation of the case is a priority for the police and he does not rule out that sooner than later he will have new evidence with which to present the facts before the judicial. will do. Forum.
“We must remember that these are crimes that have a statute of limitations for many years and at any time we may have other evidence or disposition of this young woman and (Sánchez Caraballo) may be prosecuted,” he said. .