(RT) — A former pastor accused of raping an eight-year-old girl in Mexico was ordered to buy two crates of beer for the victim’s father as punishment.
Jerome Cirilo Cruz, 55, was handed down the ‘fine’ after the young girl’s family brought the alleged September 12 attack to the attention of their local authority in Santiago Quetzalapa, a remote, indigenous town with neither road access nor cellular coverage.
Angered by the lack of justice, the child’s outraged family went to the pastor’s home where they confronted his wife who argued her husband was “seduced” by the girl, according to a local report from Ruta135.
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On September 21, nine days after the incident, the girl’s mother became concerned over the child’s deteriorating health and took her to San Pedro Sochiapam health clinic, three hours away in Oaxaca state.