Couple accused of murder of girl, 7, in Mexico are suspected of having sexually abused their own children
A couple accused of torturing and killing a seven-year-old girl after picking her up from school are suspected of having sexually abused their own children.
Schoolgirl Fatima Cecilia Aldriguett Anton had been waiting for her mother to pick her up from her school in Mexico City, but another woman showed up and led the girl away with her hand.
CCTV images showed the female suspect walking the street with the young girl.
The girl was reported missing on 11 February and according to local media her body was found in the Tlahuac municipality four days later in a garbage bag in a garbage container.
Claudia Sheinbaum, head of government of Mexico City, confirmed the arrest of two suspects, identified as Mario Alberto Reyes Najera and Gladis Giovana Cruz Hernandez.
The Attorney General’s Office (FGJ) revealed this week that the couple are also suspected of abusing their own children.
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Suspects Mario Alberto Reyes Najera (left) and Gladis Giovana Cruz Hernandez (right) were arrested by the police who investigated the murder of schoolgirl Fatima Cecilia Aldriguett Anton
Fatima was reportedly abducted on his way home from school in Mexico City and found in a garbage container with signs of torture
According to the FGJ, an investigation involving the children of the suspects, two girls and a boy whose names are not mentioned, concluded that the minors showed signs of abandonment and were sexually abused.
Prosecutors discovered that the three children “lived in fear of their father,” the La Verdad newspaper.
Reports also state that Najera’s aunt, Irma Reyes, informed the local authorities that her cousin’s partner told her that he was asking to be a “girlfriend” to bring a minor, otherwise he would abuse their children.
Infobae quoted Irma Reyes as saying that Najera threatened to abuse his own daughters if Cruz Hernandez did not bring him a child victim.
Reyes reportedly turned her cousin into the police and told them that the couple was hiding in a house that belonged to Najera’s deceased father in the Isidro Fabela municipality.
Reyes said: ‘They can’t get away with it, I don’t want them [local authorities] To give me money, I just want justice. “
Reports said that the children’s grandmother on the side of their mother Marcelina Cruz Hernandez has started legal proceedings to get custody of the children.
The seven-year-old girl seen in CCTV with the female suspect walking down an alley after being picked up from school on 11 February
Protesters gathered to protest and to seek justice over the Fatima case, whose death has shocked Mexico
Grandmother legal adviser Angelina Urbina told local media that female suspect Cruz Hernandez had reported that she had domestic violence but was being ignored.
The head of the Mexico City government said, “They are children in vulnerable circumstances and we will look after them so that the family can get the support they need.”
Both Reyes Najera and Cruz Hernández are also detained on charges of trying to bribe the police to release them.
Aldriguett’s mother, María Magdalena Antón, told Milenio on television that Cruz Hernandez once rented a room in her house to escape domestic violence.
She recently lived 10 minutes from Aldriguett’s house and is said to be the mother of two children who go to the victim’s former school.
Gladis Giovana Cruz Hernández and Mario Alberto Reyes Nájera (photo) were arrested by state police and National Guard agents
Mexico City residents and lawyers gathered for a memorial to honor the life of seven-year-old Fátima Cecilia Aldrighett
Najera fled after death with Cruz Hernandez and three children to his aunt’s house in the Mexican state of Isidro Fabela.
He asked Irma Reyes if she had an extra room that they could rent, and she told the Mexican television network Televisa that she was required after seeing her cousin in 16 years, but became suspicious about the couple when their images appeared on the TV screen appeared.
Reyes said that Cruz Hernández confessed that she and Nájera murdered Aldrighett when they noticed that the authorities were looking for her after she disappeared from the Enrique Rébsamen primary school in Tlalpan.
Mexican authorities approached the suspects last Wednesday morning and used a drone to monitor the house where they were hiding.
The state police and the National Guard invaded the small house and arrested Reyes Nájera and Cruz Hernández at 1 p.m. local time after receiving a tip.
The pair sought their immediate freedom by bribing the police and national guardsmen with $ 26.
According to the police, no belt has yet been found suspected of suffocating the young girl.