Spain detains child rapist pardoned by Morocco
MADRID (AFP) - A judge has remanded a convicted child rapist who was arrested in Spain after a controversial pardon by Morocco’s king was revoked in the face of angry protests.
The judge ruled that Daniel Galvan, a Spaniard found guilty of raping 11 children aged between four and 15 in Morocco and sentenced to 30 years in prison there, is a flight risk and would remain in custody while his extradition is being considered, the court said.
Galvan lacked “family, social, economic or work links that would neutralise the temptation to put himself beyond the reach of the justice system if he was set free,” ruled Spain’s top criminal court.
The 63-year-old was born in Iraq but acquired Spanish citizenship after he married a Spanish woman who he has since divorced, the court said.