A man who literally ran away from his partner when she confronted him during a driving lesson about his daughter’s sexual abuse is facing lengthy jail time.
The 32-year-old Paraguayan fled when he and the instructor stopped for coffee, abandoning his home and work to escape the consequences of his crimes, prosecutors allege.
He was found and caught two months later hiding in a shack in a place known for homelessness, having lost a great deal of weight.
He faces a possible sentence of 12 years in prison for sexually abusing his partner’s daughter for two years and 10,000 euros in compensation for the victim.
The man began a relationship with the girl’s mother in mid-2019, and then moved with her and their two children to the town of Torrox, near Nerja, according to the prosecutor’s office.
The abuse reportedly began shortly after the relationship began, with the man allegedly performing sexual acts on the girl while her mother slept on the couch.
Over time, the heinous acts reportedly escalated, with the man allegedly committing the acts in various rooms of the house when the mother and brother were away.
The girl reportedly kept the abuse a secret until November 2020, when she confided in her mother.
When the mother confronted the man on the phone while he was taking a driving lesson. When she later stopped to have a coffee, she took the opportunity to run away and hide.
The man was found two months later, hiding in a shack near the Gibralfaro Castle, in an area frequented by homeless people.
He was malnourished, having lost more than 20 kg when he was arrested on January 14, 2021.
The trial will begin at the end of the month in the City of Justice in Malaga.