Jorge Glas Viejo, 73, accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old, released a video in which he offered his version of events. He is seen with her hair dyed black, hiding the gray with which he was seen while he was arrested on September 28, 2011 when officers handed him over to the Guayas Judicial Police after being identified as the alleged perpetrator of the violation.
Glas Viejo appeared in a home video that was presented by two of his attorneys during a press conference. The defendant said he did not commit the crime, adding that has experienced two years of constant humiliations and that this has affected his poor health.
One of the defenders of the father of the elected Ecuadorian vice president, Jorge Glas Espinel, showed a version of the minor in which she denies having been abused by the defendant. That letter was included in the preliminary investigation in June 2012 when the now Judge Diana Cueva carried out the case as a prosecutor, who, according to the mother, presented to the attorneys, Jean Piero Campodonico Perez of Conelec, and Carlos Cruz Parrales those responsible for changing the version of the minor for a off-the-record court settlement.
“I plead guilty to the charges I have been accused of a crime that I never committed against the minor… I have demonstrated to my attorneys all the legal inconsistencies and violations of my rights, not allowing me to defend the way it should for not being able to personally show my face before the court as well as the poor handling carried out against me…” said Glas Viejo.