Felix Ramos and Rafael Ojeda are being sued for raping a 19-year-old Moroccan when he was minor.
By Kawtar Ennaji
Rabat – The first defendant, Felix Ramos, who works in television and showbiz in Marbella, is known to the Spanish and Moroccan courts for selling falsified titles, distinctions and diplomas on behalf of several institutions. He was arrested on Tuesday, June 18 in Tangier for “child abuse and human trafficking.”
The second defendant, Rafael Ojeda, aka “Falete”, a friend of Ramos, is a 41-year-old flamenco transvestite singer from Seville. The two allegedly sexually abused the young man while he was still a minor.
The young Moroccan appeared on June 18 in the second instance court of Tangier, accompanied by Mohamed Taib Bouchiba, regional coordinator of the association for the protection of children and the fight against pedophilia, “Do not touch my child”.
By coincidence, Felix Ramos was in the police station being sued for fraud at the time of filing the complaint, says Mr. Bouchiba. The public prosecutor immediately ordered the judicial police to open an investigation and question the suspect.
The victim reportedly met Felix Ramos when he was 14 years old. Bouchiba added that Ramos approached the young man who lived in a homeless shelter run by a Spanish woman, and offered him work on television. Ramos also promised the boy documentation and accommodation in Spain and then invited him to a five-star hotel in Tangier.
“That day, he raped me; I suffered so much that I will never forget it, “said the young man who dreamt of a ” future in Spain “, reports El Español who had access to the complaint. The alleged rapist abused the young man for several years for a small amount of money.
The victim reportedly met the transvestite singer “Falete” in 2016 while he was in Tangier, invited by his friend Ramos, to record a television program. “He asked me to behave well with him, he told me he was a singer and he would also help me and give me money,” said the boy in his complaint.
“He also raped me, and he gave me MAD 2,000 after abusing me for several days,” he added. The artist living in Spain also asked the young Moroccan to send him nude photos via WhatsApp in exchange for money.
According to Bouchiba, other homeless young people in Tangier could have been victims of similar abusers. “These children living on the street are the new victims of pedophiles who come here for what is called ‘sex tourism’,” he said, convinced that these two alleged rapists are part of a wider network.
These young people seek for the most part to sell their bodies to survive. “It’s the easy solution when they need money. They do not always want to lodge a complaint because they live on it,” says Bouchiba. “It took several days for the young man to trust us and eventually file a complaint,” he added.