Man cleared in rape of 17-year-old girl because judge rules he didn't 'enjoy' it

A man involved in one of Mexico's most high-profile rape cases was cleared of all charges after a judge deemed that the assault had not satisfied him sexually, according to Reuters.

Diego Cruz, 21, was one of four young men from prominent families who were accused of snatching a 17-year-old girl as she exited a New Year's party on January 1, 2015, and raping her at a separate home, according to the Guardian.

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Women in Mexico City take part on October 19, 2016 in a march in solidarity for the brutal killing of a 16-year-old girl in Argentina where protesters held a one-hour 'women's strike.' The killing, in which the high school student was allegedly raped and impaled on a spike by drug dealers, is just the latest incident of horrific gender violence in Argentina, which has seen more than a year of mass marches to protest brutality against women. / AFP / Pedro PARDO (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)
Women in Mexico City take part on October 19, 2016 in a march in solidarity for the brutal killing of a 16-year-old girl in Argentina where protesters held a one-hour 'women's strike.' The killing, in which the high school student was allegedly raped and impaled on a spike by drug dealers, is just the latest incident of horrific gender violence in Argentina, which has seen more than a year of mass marches to protest brutality against women. / AFP / PEDRO PARDO (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)
Women in Mexico City take part on October 19, 2016 in a march in solidarity for the brutal killing of a 16-year-old girl in Argentina where protesters held a one-hour 'women's strike.' The killing, in which the high school student was allegedly raped and impaled on a spike by drug dealers, is just the latest incident of horrific gender violence in Argentina, which has seen more than a year of mass marches to protest brutality against women. / AFP / PEDRO PARDO (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)
Silvia Vargas, mother of Mexican murdered woman Maria Fernanda Rico, takes part on October 19, 2016 in Mexico City in a march in solidarity for the brutal killing of a 16-year-old girl in Argentina where protesters held a one-hour 'women's strike.' The killing, in which the high school student was allegedly raped and impaled on a spike by drug dealers, is just the latest incident of horrific gender violence in Argentina, which has seen more than a year of mass marches to protest brutality against women. / AFP / Pedro PARDO (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)
Women in Mexico City take part on October 19, 2016 in a march in solidarity for the brutal killing of a 16-year-old girl in Argentina where protesters held a one-hour 'women's strike.' The killing, in which the high school student was allegedly raped and impaled on a spike by drug dealers, is just the latest incident of horrific gender violence in Argentina, which has seen more than a year of mass marches to protest brutality against women. / AFP / Pedro PARDO (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)
Women in Mexico City take part on October 19, 2016 in a march in solidarity for the brutal killing of a 16-year-old girl in Argentina where protesters held a one-hour 'women's strike.' The killing, in which the high school student was allegedly raped and impaled on a spike by drug dealers, is just the latest incident of horrific gender violence in Argentina, which has seen more than a year of mass marches to protest brutality against women. / AFP / Pedro PARDO (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman in Mexico City takes part on October 19, 2016 in a march in solidarity for the brutal killing of a 16-year-old girl in Argentina where protesters held a one-hour 'women's strike.' The killing, in which the high school student was allegedly raped and impaled on a spike by drug dealers, is just the latest incident of horrific gender violence in Argentina, which has seen more than a year of mass marches to protest brutality against women. / AFP / Pedro PARDO (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)
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The victim reportedly attended the same elite private school in the costal region of Boca del Rio, Veracruz, as the group of alleged assailants, who have been dubbed "Los Porkys" in reference to a 1981 film.

On Monday, Judge Anuar Gonzalez found that although Cruz, who actually admitted to the crime, had touched the victim's breasts and penetrated her with his fingers, he had acted without "carnal intent," and thus was not guilty of rape.

Gonzalez argued that "an incidental rubbing would not be considered a sexual act without an element of intention to satisfy a sexual desire."

He also said that the victim was not "defenseless" because she could have moved away from the defendant.

The ruling caused uproar in Mexico, with many citizens using it as an example to highlight the failure of the Mexican justice system, particularly in cases involving elite businessmen and politicians.

On Wednesday, Mexico's Federal Judiciary Council announced that Gonzalez had been indefinitely suspended from his position and that it would initiate an investigation "in relation to his conduct as District Judge."

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