Sebastian Villa (26) gritted his teeth in silence. Sunken in the chair. To scorn. Some nodded “no” while the prosecutor argued his charge. The Boca striker listened to the prosecution’s allegations for an hour and a half in the courts of Lomas de Zamora.
Prosecutor Sergio Annotti asked that she be given a sentence of two years and three months for the offenses of minor injuries aggravated by confinement, for arbitrariness of gender violence and for blatant threats.
On Monday, May 22, it will be the defense’s turn, hours before the player will travel to his native Colombia with the Boca Juniors team for a match against Deportivo Pereira for the Copa Libertadores.
Daniela Cortes denounced her former teammate, Colombian Sebastián Villa, a Boca Juniors footballer, for sexual violence.
Conceivably, Villa should leave to attend arguments and then head straight to the airport for his trip, at least that’s what Judge Claudia Davalos said.
On Tuesday the 30th it will be the defendant’s turn for final words, and then the judge will have five working days to deliver their verdict.
His ex-partner, Daniela Cortes, a Colombian, denounced her for the assault that took place during strict isolation due to the pandemic at Esteban Echevarría, in the country’s St Thomas, Canning on April 27, 2020.
Now, the 26-year-old lives in Medellin.
Prosecutor Anauti elaborated on the presentation of the evidence and tried to debunk the defense strategy of resurrecting the complainant with witnesses who made references to the couple’s relationship.
During the debate, it was aired that “Ms. Cortés was injurious to Mr. Villa” and that “the complaint was made with the sole purpose of damaging his career,” he questioned.
And he continued: “Villa could not get out of the relationship by the will of Mrs. Cortes who was alone thousands of kilometers from her country? Unable to see her daughter? She is against a famous football player, pending with her relatives. is, for her nature, involved in her well-being. It was her alone against the world. If the situation was as contentious or painful as that raised here, she could have ended the relationship.”
In regards to the skills done, Anauti stated that “the injuries were verified” and “the trauma was verified.”
The prosecutor considered proved “a blow to the right cheekbone with the ring, punches to the stomach, kicks that caused edema on the forehead, on the inner side of the thigh, ecchymosis on the left thigh”, all these injuries. has been described as “lightweight”.
“We are not here to discuss the final crunch of money, real estate operations, we are here to try to establish whether Mr. Villa threatened Mrs. Cortes with death if she did not leave the house or If she doesn’t leave the house, he will harm her and her family.” hit him or not he hit him on the day of the incident. This is the frame of the debate,” he questioned.
The complaint filed by Corte established that on April 27, 2020, during the strictest phase of isolation, the soccer player hit him.
To contextualise the complaint, the appointee reviewed the comprehensive protection law to prevent, punish and eradicate violence against women.
He also referenced “circles of violence” in some of the text messages reviewed by Cortes in some of the fights reported by the victim.
Villa wrote to his partner in a discussion, “Daniela, forgive me for all the times, I feel so lonely.”
“He respects me, it can’t be packing my suitcase, moving to Colombia, lying to my family so it doesn’t look bad. One bad blow, you kill me, Sebastian,” she replied.
Regarding the day of the incident, the prosecutor read the victim’s statement, in which she reported: “He hit her on the cheekbone with the ring, he told her that if she did not leave the house he would hurt her and her.” Family”.
“He also mentioned crimes he reported for abuse in Colombia in light of this debate here, and how his partner apologized to him and told him he was going to couples therapy, that he was going to change. and later when they return, all this is indicative of a cycle of violence and vulnerability,” he said.
Furthermore, he noted other attacks by Villa: “Another blow, a low blow was part of the scenario,” said the prosecutor.
Finally, the prosecution referred to some videos presented by the defense in which Villa had filmed his former partner during the discussion. According to the victim’s Tahrir, there was a fight after that incident.
“The filming of a man behind closed doors, of a woman he had that relationship with, in my view, reveals nothing but the objectification of women. He has more to do than display his vulnerability.” There was no reason.” third party without their consent”, he said with reference to those videos highlighted by the defense during the arguments.
In the images you can see Cortese in her underwear, crying, asking her to stop filming him and trying to pretend it was she who hit him.
After the hearing, Villa left through the back door, as he had done at each of the six hearings, accompanied by his family, his lawyer, his representative, and his assistant in Boca. He left in his white Audi, laughing and hugging, accompanied by policemen who had been guarding the room since the start of the debate.