Journalist Humberto Martin Ortiz Pajueloknown as Bert Ortiz, was convicted of the crime of aggravated defamation to the detriment of Former Deputy Minister of Employment Promotion of the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion (MTPE), Peter Castile Torres. This was ordered by the single-person criminal judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Lima.
As recalled, Ortiz presented a journalistic report in which he stated that Castilla was accused of the crime of femicide against Betsabeth Flores Sanchez, 19 years old, who died after a violent attack when leaving his work in the company of the former Vice Minister of Employment Promotion. In addition, he mentioned that the accusation was hindered by pressure from Castilla himself.
Despite the fact that the public official was acquitted in two instances for the crime of femicide, when the news was known, Castile’s appointment lasted only two dayswell he had to present his letter of resignationnot without first pointing out that he would take legal action against all those who “stained his honor.”
“Today I submitted my resignation from the position of Vice Minister of Employment Promotion and Job Training of the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion and, although it is an absolute media abuse the defamation of which I am being a victim, being related to such a serious crime of which I was declared innocent In all instances, I resign from office for the sake of preserving the governability of the country and not giving excuses to the destabilizing campaign of those who want to see the government fail and, therefore, Peru,” he wrote then on Twitter.
After inquiries, Beto Ortiz was sentenced to one year and four months of suspended deprivation of libertyon the condition that you do not change your real address, account for your activities on a monthly basis in the Office of Registration and Biometric Control of sentenced persons every 30 days virtually, do not incur in the commission of a new intentional crime and pay the civil compensation set for the amount of 50,000 soles.