March 1, 2021

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Charges filed against man for incident of Domestic Violence in Yauco

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YAUCO – On September 30, 2020, in the Investigation Chamber of the Ponce Court, charges were filed against Abner Mercado Rodríguez, 25, this for articles 3.1 (Abuse) of Law 54.

As reported, on September 29, 2020, by telephone call to the Yauco District barracks, a complaint under Law 54 was reported and where the complainant allegedly stated that she had a mishap with her consensual partner out of intimacy and when trying leave, he attacked her (bit and pulled her hair). She managed to leave the place and contacted the Police. Later, a man identified as Mercado Rodríguez and a consensual partner of the injured party, He went to the Yauco Barracks, where he was placed under arrest, this after the Warnings of the Law were read.

The complaint was referred to the Domestic Violence Division, where agent Héctor Torres took charge of the corresponding investigation and consulted with the Prosecutor Carmen Santana, who instructed to file complaints.

Abner Mercado was brought before the presence of Judge Carlos Quiñonez Capacetti, who after evaluating the evidence, determined a cause against him for the crime of abuse and imposed a bond of $ 10,000, which was provided.

An indictment is only an indictment and is not evidence of guilt. The accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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