The information was released by the lawyer André Luiz Valverde Assunção, responsible for the defense of the elderly, journalist Luiz Brito.
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According to the lawyer, after the hearing, the elderly man is now awaiting a release permit. Luiz Brito is hospitalized at the State General Hospital, since after his arrest, he felt sick at the police unit.
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The Civil Police informed that there will be no release of updates on the case because in the investigations of crimes against sexual dignity, the processes must take place in judicial secrecy.
At the time of arrest, witnesses reported that the elderly man had groped the victim, who called the mall’s security.
He was taken to the Specialized Police Station for Repression of Crimes Against Children and Adolescents (Dercca), where he was charged with sexual harassment. For the Military Police, responsible for his arrest, the elderly man denied the crime and said he went to ask the victim for information.
The victim has already testified, accompanied by her family.
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