And if Sasha denounces, could Luis de Llano end up in jail?

After the public denunciation he made Sasha against Louis of Llano for having abused her when she was 14 years old and until she was 17, the Attorney General’s Office published a tweet expressing its interest in “addressing the situation.”

But, according to the laws, what would happen if Sasha file a legal complaint? Rape in Mexico has been the subject of discussion for the last two years in the Chambers of Deputies and Senators.

“He abused me then and abuses me today by manipulating the truth. By wanting to minimize it to exempt responsibility for the facts,” he wrote Sasha this March 8, International Women’s Day.

In the event that the singer takes this complaint by legal means, as the Prosecutor’s Office suggested in her tweet, she would run into reality: crimes against minors stop being prosecuted when the victim turns 45. This was established in the last reform approved by the Chamber of Deputies in October 2020 to articles 107 Bis and 205 Bis of the Federal Penal Code.

This reform indicates that there is a term of 3 to 15 years for the victim to present the complaint. And that period begins when she turns 30 years old.

The events narrated by Sasha in his complaint happened more than 30 years ago so they are outside these deadlines.

Collectives and activists for women’s rights have therefore insisted on including the gender perspective in the laws and the fact that they prescribe. Leticia García Solano, a teacher from UNAM and a researcher specializing in issues of education, sexuality and gender, points out: “That does not mean that there is no crime, it does not mean that it has not happened, it does not mean that (the abuser) does not continue to exercise violence while it continues to trivialize and normalize its actions”.

Last year, the Senate of the Republic discussed a new reform “to eliminate the prescription of sexual crimes against minors under 18 years of age and ensure that these crimes can be punished, without criminal liability being extinguished by the passage of time.”

The senators approved the bill unanimously and it was sent to the Chamber of Deputies.