It’s been over a year since a woman was sent to a male prison in the northern state of Zacatecas , where she stayed for 29 days and where she was by a guard who is now on the run.

On August 21, 2018 , the woman was arrested after an arrest warrant was issued and she was sent to a prison in Calera , in Zacatecas .

The woman remained in that prison until September 19, 2018. During a hearing, a judge ordered her relocation to the Cieneguillas female prison .

While in the male prison , the woman was held in a different area, away from male inmates . Nevertheless, she was supposed to be monitored by female guards 24 hours a day; however, this was not the case and a male guard her.

One and a half years after the incident, authorities will investigate the case and the rapist could be charged with aggravated . Berenice Vázquez , the prosecutor specialized in human rights, and Ismael Camberos , the local public security chief, argued that the woman was sent to a male prison because Mexican law dictates detainees have to face their trial in the prison that is closest to their home.

The case was revealed by the local , which issued a recommendation to the Public Security Ministry after Zacatecas authorities sent a woman to a male prison, where she was .


María de la Luz Domínguez

, the head of the local Human Rights Commission, told EL UNIVERSAL that it issued an official recommendation in December 2019 but that the investigation started in September 2018 , after a reported she was by prison staff .

María de la Luz Domínguez

said that since this case, the commission has requested authorities not so send women to male prisons and instead to send them directly to the Cieneguillas prison. She emphasized that there are serious omissions in this case because the victim should have never been in contact with a male prison guard .

The human rights commission said it has ordered local authorities to punish government officials for their actions or omissions, which violated the of the victim . It has also asked the special prosecutor to take legal action against the prison guard .

The Human Rights Commission of Zacatecas urged judges not to send women to male prisons.


After the case went viral, the state security minister announced two prison directors were fired: Adán Jimenez Solano, the director of Prevention and Social Readaptation, as well Ricardo Serrano , the head of the prison were the sexual abuse took place.

Arturo Nahle García

, a local magistrate, said state authorities lied when they said it took three weeks for a judge to authorize the relocation of a female inmate to a woman prison after she was sexually abused by a male guard.

The magistrate added that the judge never ordered that the female inmate was sent to a male prison a nd explained that all the prisons are mixed , expect from the one the woman was sent to.

Nahle García

revealed the woman was accused of aggravated kidnapping .

Authorities are still searching for the prison guard who sexually abused the inmate.


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