The court in Seville has upheld an earlier ruling that sentenced a man found in possession of a tablet stolen in Morón about a year and a half earlier to six months in prison.
In this decision, issued by the Court’s Seventh Section and reported by Europa Press, the Court considered an appeal from a man convicted by Criminal Court Number Four.
The court found it proven that in the early morning of December 27, 2020, the defendant, with a criminal record, was surprised by officers of the National Police Corps in possession of several computer devices that he knew to have been acquired illegally, in particular, an Apple brand tablet, model iPad 16GB that was stolen from a home during a robbery on August 16, 2019. It could not be proven that the defendant was involved in the robbery itself.
The Criminal Court No. 4 then sentenced the man to six months in prison for the offense of receiving and forced him to compensate the owner of the stolen tablet, who lived in Morón de la Frontera, with 250 euros.
Although the defendant appealed this first conviction to the court, the Seventh Section rejected the challenge and affirmed the sentence in its entirety.
The court argues that “not only this tablet was found in the defendant’s possession, but also two others,” and although the illegal origin of these last devices could not be established, this circumstance is taken into account when assessing the defendant’s conduct. , as he never provided a reasonable explanation as to how he got hold of the three electronic devices.
In his statement, the defendant initially stated that he had “paid 20 euros to a friend” for the devices, but later changed his version by stating that they had been given to him by a cousin whose identity he could not provide . Ultimately, he stated at trial that he could not remember the events.