Mexican minors kept captive for 7 years

2011-09-07 12:28

Mexico City - Eight minors were held captive and some were sexually abused for seven years in Mexico City by a man also accused of killing two of the victims, the attorney general's office said Tuesday.

Jorge Antonio Iniestra, 32, was detained in the working class neighbourhood of Iztapalapa on Saturday, with his 44-year-old partner, Clara Tapia, his mother, three brothers and a nephew, all accused of complicity, a statement said.

Three of the victims - a boy and two girls - were Tapia's children "who were deprived of freedom and suffered family violence, corruption of minors and exploitation", the statement said.

Iniestra sexually abused Tapia's two daughters, with whom he had five children, it said.

He "severely maltreated" the family, banned the women from leaving the house and made Tapia's eldest son earn money from odd jobs, collecting cardboard or selling sweets.

Iniestra is accused of beating one of his two step-daughters to death in 2009 as well as a three-month-old baby he had with her.

  • EDI2000 - 2011-09-07 12:46

    Sick world we live in....

      JMan - 2011-09-07 14:39

      Its not the world that's sick....

  • M. Khoza - 2011-09-07 12:51

    Implement sharia law and solve the issue. finish and klaar

      justme - 2011-09-07 13:23

      If Sharia Law will solve the issue , why is abuse so prevalant in countries that abide by this law?

      JMan - 2011-09-07 14:39

      Ja nee. Do you even know what Sharia law is?

      Messenger - 2011-09-07 14:56

      Implement Sharia Law? And take away people's freedom of belief and freedom of expression? And treat non-Muslims as second-class citizens? And threaten apostates with death or even kill them? No thanks, this is not for me. Keep your Sharia Law and implement it on yourself!

  • Fedup - 2011-09-07 13:28

    Kill him slowly

  • Wow! - 2011-09-07 13:30

    Sharia law allows tghe stoning to death of your daughter BECAUSE she was raped and that belittles the families honour. You call this law. IT STINKS

      daaivark - 2011-09-07 14:46

      How quickly this site has lost sight of what the article is about in favour of religious mudslinging. Come on people, put your religious spectacles aside for just a minute and consider the children in the article, rather than sit and hammer on about sharia law which has absolutely nothing to do with Mexico. You religious freaks are just sickening.

      zibbalans - 2011-09-07 14:51

      @ daaivark, maybe you should take your own advise, and rather comment on the article, than scrutinise other people's comment. just saying, use it, dont use it chappie;)

  • GypseyAnn - 2011-09-07 13:39

    What a terrible story. The more I hear about humans and their antics, the more I love animals. So many humans are very sick and should be classed as oxygen thieves.

  • lakhan7 - 2011-09-07 16:07

    I say NO to any limiting laws. ( which is an easy way out - and a good way to silence people - thats why so much riots in Middle east etc - the law was been used to keep dictators in power, which now the people have revolted and toppled the gov that imposed them! ) The Solution: this is an socio-economic problem - the root was, poor mentorship/guidance. This group were driven by hard living conditions and attracted to the world of adultery. ( porn industry was easy money ) Whats truly remarkable , is our ignorance : a few readers here, seem to only know one law. one way. one solution. hence i leave them with this quote "If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking" ......Benjamin Franklin

  • 13th apostle - 2011-09-07 16:08


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