The 42-year-old man, who appeared dead in the Puente Aranda URI under mysterious circumstances, was accused of abusing a minor after threatening her with a knife and steal his belongings
Juan Pablo González Gómez
The multiple bureaucratic obstacles that prevented the adolescent Hilary Castro from accessing the judicial system to report the rape of which she had been a victim at the La Castellana station of the TransMilenio system, seemed to begin to be rectified after citizen pressure led to the capture of the possible person in charge, who was identified as Juan Pablo González Gómez. But an obstacle stood in the way of justice again, because the alleged rapist was found dead in his cell a few hours later.
The victim did not have the strength until the next day to file the complaint , but no authority wanted to attend to her. She decided to make her case public, which sparked outrage, citizen complaints and a demonstration to demand answers from the authorities.
Thus, the Police gave priority to the case and began the investigation on November 2 and according to the director of the institution, the next day they had already identified the alleged aggressor. A subject who had been captured almost two weeks earlier, on October 21, for obscene conduct on public roads in Usaquén.
They went to González Gómez's house to find out where he was, apparently, as he had already committed other abuses, he did not try to flee, but he did not leave his home either. That is why the uniformed Police waited for the arrest warrant issued by a guarantee control judge thanks to the victim's testimony, the videos from the security cameras and other collaborations; to enter the assailant's house and capture him.
The capture took place around 7:15 p.m. last Saturday, November 5, in Usaquén. This Sunday he was presented before a guarantee control judge with all the evidence gathered by the Prosecutor's Office and he was ordered detained in a prison center. The prosecuting body charged him with the crimes of violent carnal access in conjunction with aggravated and aggravated robbery, but González Gómez did not accept the charges.
After the hearing, in the afternoon, the The accused rapist was transferred to the detention room of the Immediate Reaction Unit (URI) of Puente Aranda, while it was defined which prison he would go to to comply with the security measure. But at 4:40 am, those in charge of his imprisonment found him without vital signs inside his cell.
The Technical Investigation Corps (CTI) of the Prosecutor's Office initiated a criminal investigation of the subject's death, while awaiting the report of the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences to determine exactly the cause, mechanism and manner of death, according to what was stated. the Metropolitan Police.
Initially it was said that González Gómez's body had no signs of violence, but later a preliminary report from the investigators indicated that he had polytraumatisms, although it is unknown if they were related to the cause of his subsequent death and the circumstances in which it would have occurred.
The National Police, for its part, opened a priority internal investigation into those responsible for guarding the inmate, to find out the circumstances surrounding his death. So far, a possible homicide has not been ruled out, although it had initially been considered a suicide.
The Secretary of Security, Aníbal Fernández de Soto, told the newspaper El Tiempo that González Gómez had He arrived altered at the Puente Aranda URI, so it was decided to confine him in a cell with fewer detainees. After this, he would have consumed plenty of water and subsequently presented symptoms of a seizure or convulsion. The uniformed officers would have given him first aid, but when the ambulance arrived to treat him, apparently he had already died.