STOLEN BABIES

More nuns put under investigation in children-snatching scandal

Daughters of Charity members suspected of acting as go-betweens in baby-selling ring

More nuns from the Daughters of Charity order are under investigation for allegedly taking part in a stolen babies scheme at Madrid hospitals.

Sister María Gómez Valbuena, now 80, was called before a judge on April 13 to answer charges that she stole an infant girl from a mother and gave her to another family in the early 1980s. She is the only person who has been officially charged in the ongoing case, which has now grown to more than 1,500 complaints.

Among the suspects is Sister Juana Alonso, now 97, who served as mother superior of the order at the Daughters of Charity convent in Tenerife from 1951 to 1970.

"If they called Sister María to testify as a defendant in the case, then with more reason they should call Sister Juana, who used to take babies between the peninsula and the Canaries," says Liberia Hernández, who is accusing the nun of illegally putting her up for adoption in 1962.

Hernández claims that she was eight years old when she was given to the Alcoy family without her mother's consent. The mother, who had seven children to care for, took the girl to the convent as a temporary measure.

Para poder comentar debes estar registrado en Eskup y haber iniciado sesión

Darse de alta ¿Por qué darse de alta?

Otras noticias

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil presidential hopefuls remain silent on abortion

With the election just days away, the tragedy of illegal procedures is failing to trigger public debate

Mexican army detains soldiers over massacre

Government had previously claimed Tlatlaya casualties were the result of skirmishes between military and criminals

The new Brazilian middle class: a decisive demographic in elections

Voters who climbed out of poverty will hold the key to the October 5 poll

Mexican drug gangs kidnapping bus passengers to turn them into hitmen

Cartels in Tamaulipas state are growing their ranks through forced recruitment

Lo más visto en...

» Top 50

Webs de PRISA

cerrar ventana