The control entity classified both cases as serious as a result of fraud – credit Infobae
In the work of the authorities to protect children, two actions were generated against teachers who were violating the rights and privacy of minors. In the first case, the Attorney General’s Office issued a statement of charges against the teacher identified as Hernando Eliecer Duarte García for “alleged inappropriate requests to a tenth grade student.”
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According to a report issued by the supervisory entity, Duarte García would have abused his position as a teacher and his age difference to make advances of a sexual nature towards the minor.
“The public servant, apparently, who works in the institution as a physical education teacher, asked the minor to fill out some forms in a classroom and, in turn, to get on a chair to look at her private parts from below her skirt”.
In accordance with what was stated, the Provisional Prosecutor’s Office of Bucaramanga decided to investigate the teacher for the possible “violation of the rights to personal integrity, protection and privacy of the student.”
The control entity found that in both cases the acts were committed by way of fraud – COLPRENSA credits
From the control entity, it was concluded in this case that the fault of the accused is considered serious as a result of fraud, which means that it is a conscious decision and knowing the consequences that it may entail.
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In the other case where the Public Prosecutor’s Office decided that the accused committed abusive sexual acts against a student at the educational center. This occurred at the Salamanca Educational Institution in Samacá in the department of Boyacá, where the teacher identified as Luis Hernando Rodríguez Betancourt would have engaged in sexual acts other than sexual intercourse with a person under 14 years of age.
Thanks to the complaint from the victim’s mother, the case was discovered and the respective investigation against Rodríguez Betancourt was generated:
“In 2017, he reported to the authorities the situation that occurred at the educational headquarters; which was verified by the disciplinary entity, who considered the charge against the teacher to be proven, with which he was also attributed with the violation of the principle of morality and the duty that he had to train and protect the children.”
In the aforementioned process, the Disciplinary Prosecutor’s Office 1 decided to establish the complaint against the official as very serious, and like Duarte, it was established that Rodríguez committed the acts with intent.
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It is for this reason that the control entity decided to suspend and disqualify Luis Hernando Rodríguez Betancourt from holding public office or function for 15 years.
The Penal Code establishes sentences of more than 10 years for those who subject minors to sexual behavior – credit Colpresa
It refers to sexual activities that do not involve vaginal, anal, or oral penetration. These sexual acts are a broad category that encompasses a variety of sexual behaviors, such as fondling, touching, kissing, mutual masturbation, and any other sexual activity that does not involve penetration of the aforementioned areas.
It is worth highlighting that the Penal Code establishes in article 209 that any teacher who commits sexual acts other than carnal access with a person under fourteen years of age or in their presence, or who leads them to sexual practices may be sentenced between nine and thirteen. years in prison.
If you are a victim or witness of sexual harassment by a teacher, it is essential to report the situation to the following authorities: the Prosecutor’s Office, the Houses of Justice, the National Police, the Ombudsman’s Office and the Family Police Station. Reporting is essential to stop sexual offenders who can take advantage of their position as teachers to commit these acts. Taking action is a crucial step in seeking justice and protecting those who may be at risk.