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The serial rapist who is legend

A serial rapist who attacked nearly a hundred women was on the streets of Córdoba. We tell you the story.

The worst thing about us
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It was circling the year 2000 when the streets of Córdoba were on the loose. He later became known as Marcelo Mario Sajen, the serial rapist of Córdoba.

The university city wasn't the same as today, clearly. And Sarmiento Park less. In these places, the serial rapist attacked 93 women. And it is not known if there were more. Only 93 were the ones who managed to file the complaint. However, they believe that there were more victims than intimidated by the episode and cornered by society could not speak yet. With the stories and data provided by the young women, an identikit was obtained that circulated through the Cordobes news, and wallpapered the city. The search was exhaustive. And it lasted several months, during which attacks by the abuser continued to take place.

The cases

The victims were between 17 and 25 years old. And their violations are documented between 1991 and 2004. The culprit appeared to have a common life, even had a wife and children. Investigations left thousands of suspects and failed to find the real rapist. In 2004, after a violation case at the bus terminal it was discovered that he was Marcelo Mario Sajen. The attacks took place in different periods of time, and the areas were changing: Parque Sarmiento, San Vicente and surroundings were the places where the serial violator acted.

They confirmed his guilt thanks to his wife. Who, in a desperate attempt to prove that it wasn't her husband the serial rapist, agreed to give a DNA sample of her son. So they confirmed that they matched the DNA of the crime scenes.

It is not an isolated fact

By 2000, reporting abuse and rapes was much more violent than now. Things are changing, yet 93 women live today with that episode engraved on their skin. The judicial and communication system has to begin to realize that these are not isolated cases. At the time Sajen was called the Beast, the animal, the predator. Today, we know that rapists, whether serial or not, are healthy children of patriarchy.

Publication Date: 23/12/2019

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