The Court of Instruction 4 of Badalona has decided this Saturday to release the seven detainees on Friday for an alleged sexual assault during the early hours of Thursday and to archive the case. As reported by the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC), after taking statements from the detainees and the complainant, the case has been closed because the woman has not ratified her complaint.
In addition, the Office of the Prosecutor considers that there are no indications of a criminal offense. All the detainees have been released and there are no charges against them. On Friday, the woman assured the Mossos that two of the seven detainees had raped her and the other five had done nothing to prevent it.
The seven men were arrested by the Guàrdia Urbana shortly after five in the morning in an apartment in the Llefià neighborhood, after a neighbor noticed that they heard screams and noises. Police found the woman on the ground in shock.