December 4, 2013
Grassi behind bars 'brings some peace to victims,' plaintiff
Plaintiff in the case that has ended with priest Julio César Grassi jailed yesterday charged with sexual abuse and corruption of minors, considered the judicial decision to put Grassi behind bars after more than 10 years since he was first convicted will bring “some peace” to the victims.
Lawyer Juan Pablo Gallego told media that “victims have been the great absents in this debate until now.” “This person (Grassi) always considered that the only one with guarantees was him,” Gallego insisted and questioned the legal procedure that “kept” the priest “free” while he “accessed the Happy Children Foundation and insulted the victims in television.”
“The victims got some peace yesterday, their guarantees have been recovered and not only those of an impeached who has been convicted three times,” the lawyer affirmed.
“The cause ended today in terms of certainty about the sentence and he is now starting to pay for his crimes for the first time,” Gallego said and added convicted pederast Father Julio César Grassi “managed to remain unpunished for 11 years but now he has become the victim of his own behavior.”