“Abuso sexual agravado”: Marianist [Priest] Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison
Diario El 9 de Julio
August 20, 2011
[Translated into English by BishopAccountability.org. Click below to see original article in Spanish.]
On Thursday Criminal Court Nº 4 of the Mercedes Judicial Department sentenced the priest and Marianist Isaac Gómez to 11 years in prison for “abuso sexual agravado” of an underage victim.
The abuse was first reported in 2007 following an incident at Colegio Marianista San Agustín on July 9 of that year.
The pre-trial hearing, which was closed to the public on account of the testimony of minors, was held in the city of Mercedes. The preliminary hearings were on August 2, 3, and 4; the trial took place on August 11; the verdict was made on August 18.
Criminal Court Nº 4 is presided over by Drs. Miriam Marcela Rodríguez, Fabián Fernando Brahim, and Patricia Gabriela Mayo.
The sexual abuse case had disquieted the community, and the verdict was awaited with great interest.