The director of Sports of the Municipality of San Pedro, Luis Maria Rodriguez, was found dead in his house in the neighborhood Villa Igoillo. A few hours earlier, a woman he publicly accused him of sexually abusing her, through a video posted on social networks.
This Saturday night, Marianela Sánchez posted on her Facebook account a video in which she says Rodriguez raped when she was 13 and he was his dance teacher.
"There is a whole movement going on, thank God, to say enough, to report cases of abuse and rape, and I understand the mines I heard and I see that they are encouraging to speak, because it is very difficult. I have two people to report: one is my brother. The other is who was my dance teacher, Luis María Rodríguez", The woman says through tears.
Rodriguez, 45, was a character known in San Pedro for his career as a folk dance dancer. In June of this year he assumed his position in charge of the Sports Directorate of the Municipality that governs intendant Cecilio Salazar, of the Cambiemos alliance.
The dancer He was found hanging in his house around 0.30 hours this SundayAbout two hours after the video of Sanchez was sent to the social network, according to the Lanoticia website1. Rodriguez was the father of two children and was expecting another from his current partner.
The body was transferred to the morgue for autopsy, although preliminary skills confirmed suicide. By noon Sunday, it was not known whether he left a message.
On Saturday, at noon, the Commune launched an ad campaign on its official Facebook page calling on victims of gender violence to visit the Women's Commissariat in the city. After knowing the fact, the Municipality decreed two days of mourning.
"He's a well-known person in San Pedro and I'm sure that, like me, there must be other victims," Sánchez said in the video after explaining that the public denunciation made by actress Thelma Fardin against Juan Darthes encouraged her to recount
The incident occurred amid a series of allegations of gender-based violence against politicians, including Jorge Romero, the Buenos Aires senator from La Cámpora, the radical national senator Juan Carlos Marino and his chief of staff, Pedro Fiorda, and Juan Carlos Amarilla , an adviser to PRO national deputy Alfredo Olmedo.
Just over a month ago, theater director Omar Pacheco hanged himself in his theater two days after being denounced on the Internet by a group of women who accused him of having sexually abused them when they were his students.