The Guardia Civil of the Region of Murcia, in the framework of the operation ‘Homeless’, has developed an investigation in Los Alcazares to clarify the circumstances of the abandonment of two minors, in adolescent age, which has culminated in the arrest of their mother as the alleged perpetrator of the crime of abandonment of minors, according to sources of the Benemérita in a statement.
The investigation began when an educational centre in the municipality of Los Alcázares alerted the Guardia Civil of the possible situation of abandonment suffered by two brothers, pupils at the centre, who, since the end of August, had been living at a friend’s house after their mother had thrown them out of the family home.
With the intention of finding out the circumstances surrounding the case, investigators from the Benemérita began a series of enquiries aimed, at first, at identifying the mother.
Once her identity was known, the civil guards found out that at the end of last August, the mother apparently wanted to teach them a lesson by refusing to allow them to stay in the family home and that, for the first few days, the children had to spend the night outdoors, and even had their belongings stolen.
Faced with their mother’s alleged refusal to allow them to return home, the children contacted an older brother and other friends, and were finally taken in by one of their friends, whose parents allowed them to stay while their family conflict was being resolved.
Once the school year began, the situation they were suffering was brought to the attention of those in charge of the Institute, who did not hesitate to inform the Guardia Civil.
Operation ‘Homeless’ has culminated in the arrest of a 36-year-old Paraguayan woman from Los Alcázares, as the alleged perpetrator of an alleged crime of abandonment of minors.
The detainee and the proceedings have been handed over to the Court of Instruction of San Javier (Murcia).