Five years in prison for the police man who tortured journalist Lydia Cacho.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Office of the General Prosecutor (PGR) reported that the Second District Court residing in Puebla issued a five-year and three-month prison sentence against police officer José Montaño, accused of torturing the journalist Lydia Cacho.
In a statement, the agency stated that the Court determined that the Special Prosecutor's Office for Crimes Against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE) established that during its transfer from Cancun, Quintana Roo, to the capital of Puebla on December 16 of 2005, the author of "The demons of Eden" was subjected to "physical and psychological violence because of her journalistic work and exercise of freedom of expression."
At that time Montaño served as commander of the state police of Puebla and was responsible for the transfer of the journalist.
On June 22, 2005, the businessman Kamel Nacif Borge denounced Cacho for defamation and slander, and asked the governor of Puebla, Mario Marín, to exercise his influence so that the communicator was arrested for the publication of the book 'The demons of Eden "- where she publicly denounced a network of prostitution and child pornography - in which she links Mario Marín with Succar Kuri.
Lydia Cacho was arrested on December 16 by the puebla judicial police in Cancún, Quintana Roo, and transferred by land to the city of Puebla. The arrest warrant was issued by Judge Rosa Celia Pérez González. After almost 30 hours of arrest she was released, after paying a deposit of 106 thousand pesos.
In April of 2015 was realized the first hearing in which Lydia Cacho had her aggressor in front.
After announcing the sentence against the former commander, the PGR endorsed its commitment to continue investigations related to the case and to disclose criminal responsibility and to execute the arrest warrants that are still pending.