The first instance of the proceeding resulting from the alleged gang rape to the detriment of a 22-year-old student fromUniversity of Siena for which three young people are accused, the Genoa footballer Manolo Portanovathe uncle Alessia Langella and the friend Alexander Cappielloan alleged fact that allegedly took place in Siena during the night between 30 and 31 May 2021. On the ground floor of the courthouse in viale Franci, the investigating judge Ilaria Cornetti, after the council chambers, will announce her decisions following the long day discussion last November 22, during which the prosecutor Nicola Marini asked for a six-year sentence for Portanova and Langella with abbreviated procedure and the indictment of Cappiello.
A delicate and complex decision, like the subject under examination which during the various passages in the classroom was gutted in every detail and evaluation plan, especially as regards the psychological implications and the borderline between assent and dissent on which one ” play” the game. The judge’s decision will undoubtedly also weigh on the footballer’s future career ex Juve, who had spoken in the courtroom professing his innocence and telling the investigating judge that he wanted to put his life in his hands. “We are innocent, let’s hope it is included in the sentence” is what the athlete’s lawyer hoped Gabriele Bordoniwho hopes like his colleague Alexander Bettywith the colleague Paola Rubini for the defense of Langella, in a sentence that can acquit those involved and also redevelop the accusation of injuries, putting an end to a story that is certainly painful for everyone.
“The inputs provided to the judge – said Betti – are varied and on a large scale. There are big holes in the story of the offended person, the judge has taken note of them and must take them into account. We have highlighted how the accusation of willful injury can be reclassified as negligent, in fact, in our opinion, elements emerge that can make the fact reclassify by changing the judge’s decision. If the element in the sexual field that assumes importance is the consent-dissent, so does the psychological element in the injuries”. Cappiello’s defense (headed by Antonio Voce and Filomena D’Amora) who did not ask for alternative rites, trusts in the non-place to proceed, sure in any case of being able to argue their own defensive theses in the eventual litigation process. On the other hand, those who hope, on the strength of the various elements that have arisen, for a favorable outcome, and are sure of having demonstrated how the girl was the victim of rape without her consent, is the defense of the young woman, entrusted to the lawyers Jacopo Meini and for the plaintiff association Donna Chiama Donna Claudia Bini, who filed a claim for compensation of 200,000 euros.