Pedro Cortés, former president of the Valencia CF, has been sentenced this Friday to one year and ten months in prison for sexual abuse to a minor The ruling, as reported by the newspaper Las Provincias, occurred eight days after the hearing, behind closed doors, and after more than four hours of session in which Cortés was also prohibited from contacting the victim during the next three years and a 200 meter restraining order has been imposed on him.
The facts for which Pedro Cortés has been tried date back to 2020 and despite the fact that the Prosecutor’s Office initially requested two years in prisonhalf less than requested by the private prosecution, the judge has estimated imposing 1 year and 10 months, a sentence that except for novelties will prevent Cortés from entering prison.
The former Valencian president will appeal the sentence and did not offer statements after the ruling was known. The young man, for his part, denounced having been touched when he was 16 years old in 2020 on a journey in which Cortés then brought him to the residence of the Ciudad Deportiva de Paterna. It was in his car where the events for which Cortés has been convicted took place.
The prosecution contributed in its writings presented by the family a message of sexual connotation that Cortés would have sent to the minor for a long time. expressions “out of place and in a lewd mood” that were saved in a WhatsApp chat. Cortés always stated that the messages or events reported that occurred in his vehicle were always taken out of context.