Valencia (EFE) who will also have to compensate with 6,000 euros.
This is stated in the sentence made public this Friday, to which EFE has had access, issued by the Criminal Court number 3 of Valencia after the trial held on February 23.
In the ruling, he is also prohibited from approaching less than 200 meters from the victim and communicating with him by any means for three years, while probation is imposed on him for two years.
At the hearing held that day, Cortés denied having touched the minor’s private parts, although he admitted having been the author of some text messages sent to the soccer player, according to the popular prosecution lawyer, because the trial was held behind closed doors at the request from all parties.
The minor’s defense requested for Cortés a sentence of two and a half years in prison and understood that there was sufficient proof of charge to obtain a conviction with “peripheral evidence that corroborates the testimony of the minor.”
On the contrary, the lawyer for the former president of Valencia CF explained that neither the Prosecutor’s Office nor the private prosecution had modified an accusation based on articles 182.1 and 192.1 of the Penal Code, which have recently been modified by what is known as the “only if it is” law. Yeah”.
The former president of Valencia, denounced for abusing a minor since November 2020
Cortés has been prosecuted since October 2021 by the Court of First Instance number 1 of Paterna (Valencia) for this alleged crime, which was reported in November 2020 although the investigation did not come to light until January 2021.
Then, the former president of Valencia CF between 1997 and 2001 denied the accusation through a statement issued by his lawyer.
Also on those dates, Cortés submitted his resignation to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) from his position as delegate of the senior national team.
The Valencia Provincial Prosecutor’s Office requested a two-year prison sentence for the former president of Valencia CF. In her qualification brief before the Court, the prosecutor explained that the minor signed a representation contract with the agency of a relative of Cortés, which “facilitated the defendant to have regular contact with the minor,” which, in turn, gave rise to a “relationship of trust”.
Cortés groped the minor at a meal with his family
According to this writing, in November 2020 Cortés invited the young player, who was 16 years old at the time, to eat with his family in a restaurant in Valencia and during the meal he whispered in his ear: “I’m going to eat you whole.”
Later, Cortés transferred the minor to the sports city of Paterna, where he lived, and “guided by his libidinous spirit, he placed his right hand on the minor’s left thigh, beginning to massage him in a circular fashion, moving the defendant’s hand to the genital area, getting to place it on his penis”.
According to the Prosecutor’s account, the minor removed the hand of Cortés, who told him at that moment that “there is only one life and you have to enjoy it.” The minor’s parents reported the facts after being aware of them.