Spain - gang-rape cases - Pamplona 2016, Sabadell 2019, Manresa 2019

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    On 7 July 2016 an 18-year-old woman was gang-raped by five men during the bull run in Pamplona. The men were caught, and became known as the "wolf pack". In court they were finally acquitted of rape, only sentenced for the lesser crime "sexual abuse" to nine years.
    'It's really ugly': anger and anxiety over sexual violence at the Pamplona bull run
    Although a higher court lifted the "wolf packs" convictions to rape, and they were sentenced to 15 years.
    Spanish court lifts 'wolf pack' convictions from sexual abuse to rape

    The shocking rape trial that galvanised Spain’s feminists – and the far right
    The verdict angered a lot of people, and have lead to an overhaul of sexual assault laws in 2020:
    Spanish Cabinet takes first step toward major overhaul of sexual assault laws

    Now, Friday 16 April 2021, three men have been sentenced or a similar rape in Sabadell in 2019. Two of the men were sentenced to 13-and-a-half year, and one to 31 years.
    Three men sentenced in Spain’s ‘Sabadell wolf pack’ gang-rape trial

    While the perpetrators in Sabadell were tried for rape, in a case in Manresa in October 2019, five men who had raped a 14-year-old girl were convicted of sexual abuse, instead of the more serious sexual aggression, because the victim was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
    Men accused of raping girl in Spanish town convicted of lesser crime
     
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