A woman and her two-year-old son were released, held for almost 2 months by the couple in a hotel in Castellón

The Civil Guard has released a woman, who required medical assistance due to her injuries, and her two-year-old son in a hotel in the town of Alcossebre (Castellón), where they had been held for almost two months by the couple of the victim, a man of French nationality who had a history of gender violence in his country.

It was a daughter of the victim residing in France who denounced last Thursday, February 16, that her mother had been illegally detained by another personality for drug trafficking and that she was in a hotel in this Castellón town, as reported by the Civil Guard in a statement.

Notice from the French Judicial Police

Through the La Jonquera-Le Perthus Police and Customs Control Center, the Civil Guard received from the French Judicial Police the notification of the complaint and the possible location of the victim.

A Civil Guard patrol went to the Alcossebre hotel and interviewed all the individuals staying, locating a man of French nationality on the top floor accompanied by a two-year-old boy.

When asked if there was anyone else, this man showed the civil guards the documentation of a woman also of French nationality and, to verify that there was no problem, this personality voluntarily agreed to allow the agents will enter to check the status of the possible victim.

The woman had injuries

Inside the room, they observed a woman lying on a sofa bed who presented apparent poor physical condition and a high nervousness and, while one of the agents attended to and entertained the minor, another interviewed the victim alone, who stated that she was illegally detained by her partner, who constantly beat her and that they had been staying there since Christmas Eve.

The woman stated that she could not move or get out of bed because she had been hit hard in the leg, and she showed the civil guards some bruises and obvious signs of physical abuse tomb , according to the sources.

Arrested for a crime of gender violence

The agents arrested the 36-year-old man of French nationality, emotional partner of the 45-year-old victim and also French, as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of gender violence.

For his part, the victim was assisted by the medical services on the spot and later transferred to the Vinaròs Regional Health Center in the company of their son.

The action was carried out by members of the Civil Guard of Benicarló, Alcalá de Xivert, the Organic Unit of the Judicial Police of Castellón and the Judicial Police Team of Vinaròs.


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