Helen and Emilia knew what it was like to wait for justice.
The girls’ parents soon found out about the abuse. Devastated, they reported the crime to the police and went to IJM for help, but Emilio disappeared shortly after the complaint was filed.
It seemed as if Emilio had gotten away with his horrific crime, until February 21, 2016.
"My lawyer said that IJM would forget about the case,” Emilio told the investigator on the drive back to La Paz. "‘Run,’ he told me. ‘They will forget about the case.’”
Thankfully, our team did not forget. With the help of our supporters, we relentlessly pursued justice for Helen and Emilia.
Emilio pled guilty to his crimes before court and was sentenced to 12 years in prison, bringing one of the longest-running cases in the history of IJM to an end.