The deputy of Morena Benjamín Huerta was arrested this Wednesday by the Mexico City Police after a minor denounced that the legislator allegedly tried to sexually abuse him. Hours later, the deputy for Puebla was released by his jurisdiction and was able to vote in the Chamber of Deputies. The politician detached himself from the accusations and defended that he was the victim of an act of extortion. The Prosecutor’s Office of the capital assured in a statement that in the event that “the necessary evidence data” is gathered, it will request a judgment of provenance to seek the violation of Huerta.
Huerta, 63, was arrested after a 15-year-old boy denounced touching and an attempted sexual abuse by the deputy, as reported this afternoon Millennium. The arrest took place in a hotel in the Juárez neighborhood of the capital. The minor informed the police that he was with Huerta for work reasons when he was allegedly attacked. The Mexico City Prosecutor’s Office then opened an investigation, but hours later Huerta was released under his jurisdiction.
“The defendant’s defense presented various documents to prove that his client has constitutional jurisdiction, so the investigation will continue without being detained,” the Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement. After leaving free, the deputy of Morena managed to vote at the headquarters of San Lázaro. According to the electronic board, Huerta participated in a remote voting in a blended session.
The legislator, who is seeking to be reelected, later held a press conference to disentangle himself from the accusations. “I am innocent and I am sure that the truth will come out. Today a serious damage has been committed to my image and that of my family ”, he defended himself. Huerta also called on “the competent authorities” to “make the delineations of responsibilities” and “do justice.” The politician also assured that “the circumstances were very strange” and hinted that “someone” was behind what happened.
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