Monday, 27 August 2012 23:55
Investigation follows increasing scrutiny from students, international press.
Police officials announced the beginning of an investigation Monday into the alleged sexual abuse of student protesters last week by carabineros, Chile’s uniformed police. The announcement was made after a meeting between the carabineros’ Director General Gustavo González and three
of the 10 students making the allegation.
“We have a deep concern whenever there is any indication that something seems irregular,” said Director of Security and Public Order Alfonso Muñoz. “An official investigation has been dispatched immediately.”
Muñoz did not, however, divulge the names or ranks of the alleged perpetrators “for the respect of those being investigated.”
The students, accompanied by Sen. Juan Pablo Letelier of the Socialist Party (PS), expressed dissatisfaction with the results of Monday’s meeting.
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