Missing victim stalls Spanish paedophile trial
AFP/The Local · 28 Aug 2013, 16:30
Published: 28 Aug 2013 16:30 GMT+02:00
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Daniel Galvan, 63, was due to go before a judge in Torrevieja, eastern Spain, on Thursday charged with sexually abusing a girl in Spain in 2004 when she was about seven years old.
The court postponed the hearing indefinitely because the girl, who was required to attend the hearing, had run away from the juvenile centre where she was being looked after, a judicial source told AFP.
The girl’s parents brought charges after recognising Galvan when he appeared on television after a scandal erupted this month in Morocco over his case.
King Mohamed VI pardoned him of the rape of 11 children, for which he was serving 30 years in prison in Morocco after being convicted. The king later revoked his pardon.
Galvan, who is originally from Iraq, was later re-arrested in Spain and was remanded in custody on August 7th.