A Venezuelan author, poet, and essayist who confessed on Instagram to statutory rape was discovered useless on Thursday after falling 9 tales in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, the place he had been residing, in line with native media.
Two days in the past, a lady in Venezuela had come ahead on social media saying the 40-year-old author, Willy McKey, had requested nude images of her in change for publishing her work.
On Wednesday, one other lady identified solely as “Pia” mentioned on Twitter that McKey had had sexual relations together with her in 2015, when she was 16 years previous and he was 35. Others responded alleging different misconduct.
Following the accusations on Twitter, McKey erased his Instagram profile, changing all posts with three acknowledging the accusations, confirming the statutory rape and asking for forgiveness.
“Don’t be this. It grows inside and kills you. Sorry,” McKey wrote on Twitter on Thursday, hours earlier than police discovered his physique. McKey had fallen from a buddy’s home, in line with native media reviews.
Police are investigating his demise, media reported. Buenos Aires police didn’t reply a number of requires remark.
The allegations towards McKey adopted a number of days of comparable accusations towards others in Venezuela’s artwork scene, together with Alejandro Sojo of the band Los Colores and Tony Maestracci of the band Tomates Fritos.
Authorities have opened an investigation into the three males for sexual violence and sexual abuse of minors, Venezuela’s prime prosecutor Tarek William Saab wrote on Twitter on Wednesday evening.
Maestracci denied the accusations on Instagram, whereas Sojo launched an announcement final week expressing remorse for his actions.
“Violence, harassment and abuse of energy towards ladies can be prosecuted with the total weight of the regulation as a result of we’re defending human rights,” Saab mentioned on Thursday in a reside look on state TV.
The lawyer basic’s workplace would overview Venezuela’s sexual abuse laws “to right any gaps that will exist”, Saab added, offering a tip line and electronic mail for individuals to report abuse.