According to the NGO “Don’t Touch My Child,” the victim has “certainly accepted money to withdraw his complaint.”
Rabat – The young Moroccan man who filed a complaint for rape against Spanish television personality Felix Ramos, withdrew his complaint today, September 12.
“The victim declared that he does not want to pursue his legal action against the alleged pedophile. He withdrew his complaint from Tangier’s court this Thursday, September 12,” said Taib Bouchaiba, the regional coordinator of the NGO “Don’t Touch My Child” for the fight against pedophilia.
According to the activist, who accompanied the young Moroccan to file his complaint, the victim has “certainly received money from the Spanish suspect’s circle.”
“He (the victim) lives in a difficult situation, he must have accepted money to withdraw his complaint,” adds Bouchaiba. As a consequence of the withdrawal, the case against the suspect is weaker. Ramos may now escape jail time.
Ramos 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 victim reportedly met Ramos when he was 14 years old. The suspect 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. Ramos then invited the boy to a five-star hotel in Tangier.
“That day, he raped me; I suffered so much that I will never forget it,” said the victim, reports Spanish newspaper El Espanol. The alleged pedophile abused the young man for several years, paying him for his silence.
Local authorities of Tangier closed the homeless shelter where Ramos met his victim after the incident.
According to Bouchaiba, 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.
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 Bouchaiba.