Spanish judge drops a probe into a couple whose toddler was being filmed while walking around the narrow 82ft high ledge
Spanish judge DROPS investigates couple whose toddler was being filmed while walking around the narrow 82 ft high ledge after the girl’s parents made a “sufficient” explanation for what had happened
- Spanish judge laid down a probe in a couple whose daughter was walking along the ledge
- Toddler saw walking along the fourth floor of the flat in Playa Paraiso, Tenerife
- Mother said it happened ‘in a few seconds’ while she was taking a shower
A Spanish judge has put his probe in a pair of which the daughter was walking along the narrow ledge on the fourth floor of an apartment building while the mother was in the shower.
He decided to close the case and not recommend any costs for the incident in which the toddler saw the exterior of an apartment building in Playa Paraiso, Adeje, Tenerife on 4 January.
The girl’s parents were criticized on social media for the video in which the toddler walked 82 feet above the ground along the narrow ledge.
Nail-biting images left the toddler sitting on a railing while being filmed from a neighboring apartment complex.
And instead of climbing safely over the balcony, the toddler saw walking back the way she came.
At a frightening moment the child jumped when she seemed to be losing her foot and ran back across the ridge before stopping at the window where the images ended.
The little girl seems to be climbing out of a window before she walks along the narrow ledge in Playa Paraiso, Tenerife
The mother was “deeply affected by the episode” and told the judge that the incident took place within seconds while she was in the shower and her husband was delivering a message.
Nationalities of the younger parents were never revealed at the time, although court sources have since said that the mother is Finnish.
A spokesperson for the examining magistrate said in a statement: “Number one trial court in Arona, Tenerife, has ordered the provisional archiving of the case fueled by the girl filmed on a ledge about 82 feet above the ground near an apartment building in Playa Paraiso in Adeje. “
She rushes to the apartment balcony while wiping her left hand on the wall for support (left). The unnamed child reaches a railing around the porch (right) and sits on it while she is being filmed from a neighboring apartment complex
“The decision was made after the girl’s parents were interviewed and the court concluded that the incident was an incident with no clear prospect of recurrence.
‘The case had enormous consequences for the media because the girl was filmed from another building by a person who placed the images on social media.
‘The judge, Daniel Pedro Alamo Guzman, interviewed the parents last week.
‘The mother was questioned as a person who is formally investigated and the father as a witness.
The child jumps when she seems to be losing her foot (photo) and runs back along the ridge, before stopping at the window where the images end
“When the incident occurred, the father was not at home.
‘In the judge’s opinion, the couple offered a sufficient, coherent and detailed explanation of what had happened to the extent that it turned out that this was an isolated domestic accident without criminal responsibility.
“She also said that they have taken corrective measures to ensure that it no longer happens by installing locks on each of the windows in their fourth-floor apartment.”
Radio presenter Jer Dixon, who shared the video at the time, said: ‘This is absolutely frightening to see. Apparently recorded in Tenerife.
‘I always try to book rooms on the ground floor when I’m on vacation with the kids. You can see why. “
It was posted on the I Love Tenerife Facebook page with the caption: “OMG! This toddler managed to climb out of this window while the parents were showering.
“Apparently this happened on an estate in Playa Paraiso, Tenerife over the weekend!”
Mr. Dixon said, “Many parents are embarrassed in the comments. You only have to keep your eyes off your child for a fraction of a second. We all did it. “
The court’s decision does not mean that the case will not necessarily be permanently closed.
However, it will only be reopened in the unlikely event that new evidence emerges in the future that it is not accidental.
A well-placed source said: “As it stands, the investigating judge is of the opinion that there is nothing to justify the continuation of the criminal proceedings.