Outrage in Morocco after Spanish paedophile gets royal pardon

Moroccans are outraged by the royal pardon of a Spanish man convicted of sexually assaulting children in 2010. (File Photo: AFP)

Moroccans are outraged by the royal pardon of a Spanish man convicted of sexually assaulting children in 2010, the Hespress news website reported on Thursday.

He was pardoned by King Mohammad VI on the 14th anniversary of his enthronement on Wednesday, after serving only two out of his 30-year sentence.

A protest against the pardon is scheduled to take place in front of parliament in Rabat on Friday.

The convict, identified as Daniel Fino Galvan was found guilty of sexually assaulting 11 children in the city of Kenitra, where he lived.

Galvan was accused of luring children between the ages of three and 15 into his house, where he would sexually assault them and film the crime.

Police reportedly seized a digital camera and a laptop when he was arrested in Nov. 2010.

The Moroccan Association for the Fight against Paedophilia said in 2012 that Daniel’s last victim was a two-year-old girl.

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