November 20, 2019 / 11:09 AM / 17 days ago

Two members of Spain's 'Wolf Pack' sentenced for filming gang-rape

FILE PHOTO: Protesters demonstrate after judges upheld the lesser charge of sexual assault against the five men known as the Manada (Wolf Pack), accused of gang rape during Pamplona's San Fermin festival, in Bilbao, Spain, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West/File Photo

MADRID (Reuters) - Two men serving 15-year jail sentences for gang-raping a teenager at a bull-running festival in Spain in 2016 have been handed further prison sentences for filming the assault.

The court in Navarra said that the two men were sentenced to three years and three months in prison for recording seven videos and taking two photographs of the victim, who was 18 when she was attacked early in the morning at the 2016 San Fermin festival by five men calling themselves the “Wolf Pack”.

The men, who include a former policeman and a former soldier, shared videos of the incident in a WhatsApp group and joked about it shortly afterwards.

“It’s evident that the videos and photos that were taken affect ... the most intimate privacy of the complainant,” the court said in a statement.

In June, the Supreme Court ruled that the five men were guilty of rape and sentenced them to 15 years in prison, reversing a lower court decision that had convicted them of the lesser crime of sexual abuse.

The ruling sparked mass protests across Spain and catapulted sexual abuse and mistreatment of women into the national conversation.

On Monday, four of the five men appeared in a court in southern Spain in a second trial over accusations of sexual abuse in a separate case.

Reporting by Emma Pinedo, Elena Rodriguez; Writing by Ashifa Kassam; Editing by Ingrid Melander and Raissa Kasolowsky

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