The Badalona City Council (Barcelonès Nord) has convened an extraordinary plenary session for Thursday to reject the latest sexual assault committed in the city against a minor, in which an Institutional Declaration will be approved where the consistory will announce that it wants to appear as an accusation particular.
As reported by the City Council in a statement on Tuesday, the plenary session will approve the declaration to show the willingness to appear as a private prosecution, to defend the victim and to make the institution available to him and his family; as well as to promote spaces for monitoring, attention and coordination with the rest of the public administrations involved.
In addition to the alleged sexual assault on a young woman by a group of minors, in recent months there have been four sexual assaults of similar characteristics inside the Màgic shopping center in Badalona.
The attacks are that of an 11-year-old girl who was raped in the bathrooms by a group of five minors, some of them unimputable, in November 2022; that of a minor under the age of 16 who was raped by a group of 10 men in August; that of a minor under the age of 14 who was sexually assaulted by an adult with whom she met through social networks; and that of a minor under 13 years of age committed last January.
On the same Thursday of the plenary, representatives of the City Council and the Generalitat will hold a telematic meeting with the aim of creating a space for coordination and monitoring to address sexual assaults on minors that have occurred in Badalona in recent months.
On behalf of the City Council, the second deputy mayor and acting councilor for Education, Feminism and LGTBIQ, Citizenship, Participation and the 2030 Agenda, Aïda Llauradó; and the third deputy mayor and acting mayor of Social Protection for People and Commercial Promotion, David Torrents.
On behalf of the Generalitat, representatives from the Territorial Delegation of the Government, the General Directorate of Child Care and Adolescence (DGAIA) and the departments of the Presidency, Education, Health, Equality and the Interior will participate.