Three men serving several years in prison for abusing and raping minors in different communities across the country are currently on the run and don’t seem to be wanted by the authorities, according to a report by Magnoticious on Wednesday. I came to the fore.
They are Manuel Burgos, Carlos Reyes and Jaime Obreque, who didn’t know each other, but had some characteristics in common: low profiles, impeccable resumes, professionals, but hiding a dark secret.
Burgos, a 53-year-old risk prevention specialist, met a woman in 2006, with whom he decided to start a family. He already had two children and was separated.
At first everything was going well, but after many years he came to know the truth. The minors confessed to him that they had been victims of prolonged abuse by their stepfather. The woman broke up and the couple broke up.
In 2022, Manuel was sentenced to 13 years in prison, however, he has not served his sentence. He is currently believed to be hiding in the commune of Los Andes in the Valparaíso region.
One of the abusers is pediatrician Carlos Reyes, whose case against him lasted nearly a decade, until he was eventually given a 10-year prison sentence.
He was sentenced for the crime of aggravated sexual abuse of two minors in the Monte Patria commune, Coquimbo region, between 2008 and 2015, when he was still a medical student.
The crimes imputed to him are a well-known story in the town. The professional befriended the families of the victims, following which the abuses began.
A mother laments that her son, now 28, was also abused by the doctor when he was a minor, but the burdensome nature of the system and a bout of depression forced the young man to continue with the process.
Despite being convicted, the man fled and is currently a fugitive. His last trace was at a clinic in Buin that he owned.
Obereck was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual assault and rape of a girl under 14 years old. The victim was his step-daughter, who is now of legal age.
The incidents took place in the Puemo commune, in the O’Higgins region, and were reported in 2014, after which the girl went to live with her biological father.
Seven years later, justice managed to prove abuse, and despite the fact that the attacker was sentenced to the maximum prison term, he is currently a fugitive.
This happens in critical situations. According to statistics from the National Prosecutor’s Office, there has been a sharp increase in prosecutions for sexual offenses against minors in recent years.
If at the national level there were 7,833 complaints of the offense of sexual assault with contact in 2017, then in 2022 their number was 18,922.
In the case of crimes of rape of minors, there were 2,194 complaints in 2017 and it increased to 3,509 in 2022.
For its part, the No + Child Sexual Abuse Foundation warns that, of all these trials and eventual convictions, close to 50% are fugitives.