The Supreme Court of Preparatory Investigation dismissed the request for protection of rights made by Congressman Freddy Díaz Monago after the investigations of the Public ministry against the parliamentarian for the rape complaint filed against him last July 28.
The decision, which was made by Judge Juan Carlos Checkley on August 17, allows the Prosecutor’s Office continues with the preliminary investigation after a worker in his office accused him of having raped her under the influence of alcohol. Equally, Precautionary measures have already been ordered, such as the prohibition to leave the country for nine months.
In The appeal presented by the defense of Díaz Monago, the lawyer Kathy Cachay, tried to exclude from the investigations some testimonial statements collected that went against the legislator.
For her part, the supreme prosecutor in charge of the case, Zoraida Ávalos will continue with the preliminary investigation process which was established for 60 days from the filing of the complaint and which will end on September 27, this time, with the statements of the complainant and other witnesses in the case.
In the meantime, Diaz Monago has remained in the deployment of its functions in Parliament, dispatching in the same place where the alleged violation would have occurrednot without first request the dismissal of the worker who denounced it by requiring the end of the confidence of his alleged victim last August 9.
Nevertheless, the worker would not stop working in Parliament. Instead, she would be transferred to a different area, away from the accused congressman, despite the fact that the latter insists that the complainant be removed from the Legislative.