When 33-year-old Jurgen Roca Aguayo was arrested for raping a 12-year-old, his politician father Ivan Roca came to his defense by shaming the victim.
A shocking incident unfolded in Chile, where a young girl was not only forced to deal with the trauma of being raped but also blamed for the atrocious crime. When 33-year-old Jurgen Roca Aguayo was arrested for raping a 12-year-old, his politician father, Ivan Roca, came to his defense by shaming the victim. Taking to Facebook, the politician suggested that his son was not to be blamed for his actions as the child had a "woman's body."
Fury at Chilean politician, Ivan Roca, for DEFENDING his 33-year-old son, Jurgen Roca Aguayo, who raped a 12-year-old girl and blaming the victim's 'irresponsible' family for failing to 'control her' https://t.co/JpwikCjsXh— Cuisine Nationale (@Cuisinefrance74) February 16, 2021
Instead of reprimanding his own son for the unspeakable crime, the man went on to state that young girls such as the victim were to be blamed for sons like his ending up in prison. He then went on to give parents of young girls a tip to avoid such mishaps in the future. According to The Sun, Roco suggested that parents should "control" young daughters and escort them around.
Overlooking his son's inexcusable predatory behavior, the man went on to blame the parents of the girl, saying that if their children are raped it showed irresponsibility on their part as well. Roco, a member of the Chilean opposition party, the Independent Democratic Union party, paid no heed to his own hateful statement. He went on to express that it was a "shame that it was always the man that paid the price."
Politician defends son accused of raping girl, 12, saying she has a woman's body— Socialist Voice (@SocialistVoice) February 16, 2021
Ivan Roca, a councillor in Chile, made the jaw-dropping comments as part of a statement in defence of his 33-year-old son Jurgen Roca Aguayo who is on remand awaiting trialhttps://t.co/vp74qENNSC
As expected, his statement sparked intense outrage among the public. There were many prominent leaders in the country who were left irked by Roca's insensitive and shameful comments. Since then, many have spoken out against his deplorable statements. Former vice president of UDI, Isabel Pla Jarufe, said, "He has a public responsibility as an official and his statements are unacceptable." He added, "He has attempted to make his 33-year old son a victim in a case where he raped a 12-year old girl."
Fighting Stigma : Fury at Chilean politician for DEFENDING his 33-year-old son who raped a 12-year-old girl and ...: Ivan Roca sparked fury after he defended his son who is accused of raping 12-year-old girl by saying 'she had a woman's body'; The… https://t.co/UURlf7cF3j— Stigmabase | NORDIC (@pairsonnalitesN) February 16, 2021
After being massively criticized for his comments, Roca made a few futile attempts at defending himself. He said that his words had been "taken out of context." Later, he also explained that he meant parents were supposed to "guide" their young girls and not "control" them. That being said, not once did he stop portraying his son as the victim of the crime. Daily Mail reports that the politician continues his shameless attempts to make his son look nothing close to a predator. "It's a shame what happened to my son," he said.
Roca also revealed that he had visited his son in prison, where there were other young men just like him, who had been a victim of a "tragedy." While discussing his prison visit with Eldesconcierty, he said, "It's a shame what happened to my son. I just visited him in jail and it was full of young men just like him, detained for being with minors without thinking of the consequences beforehand. This feels very wrong to me regardless of whether the minor appeared older or not". Surely this interview was a far cry from being apologetic about his son's actions.
He is as bad if not worse than his son , what a piece of shit !— sarah minogue (@MinogueSarah) February 16, 2021
Despite being scrutinized, Roca did not stop insulting parents and their young girls. He even questions parents for allowing their young daughters to meet older men. Roca implied that it was the parent's fault as they were responsible for their child's behavior. "It is only the man who pays the price for the crime as he is the one who goes to prison," he said in a statement. Roca's son is currently awaiting trial and remains in detention.