Feminists demand rape probe in Bolivia sex video

  • Article by: CARLOS VALDEZ
  • Associated Press
  • January 23, 2013 - 5:54 PM

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Women's groups are demanding a criminal sexual assault investigation for a provincial lawmaker who was caught by security video having what appears to be forced sex with a female legislative employee so drunk she may have been unconscious.

The lawmaker, Domingo Alcibia, was arrested Tuesday a week after the scandal broke, and prosecutors said he would be charged with abuse of power but not with rape because the woman, a janitor, had not filed charges against him.

Patricia Branez of the Center for Womens' Information and Development said on Wednesday that women's group "are demanding that the prosecutor's office investigate the incident and if it is necessary we will be the ones to file a rape complaint."

Feminists has been picketing the prosecutor's office in Sucre to press the demand.

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