The explicit clip flashed on screens as the prosecutor outlined the reasons why President Pedro Castillo should be investigated
Image: Justicia TV)
A hearing on corruption allegations against the Peruvian president was interrupted by video of a male stripper.
The images flashed on screens during the virtual hearing, prompting prosecutor Samuel Rojas to drop the case, saying, “You are showing very suggestive images.”
The explicit content appeared as Mr. Rojas laid out the reasons why President Pedro Castillo should be investigated. The hearing was publicly broadcast on Justice television.
A clip of the incident was widely shared on Twitter.
The video of the dancing stripper named Ricardo Milos appeared through the user account of Benji Espinosa, who is a member of the Castillo defense team. The hearing was then temporarily suspended pending further investigation.
Espinosa denied responsibility for the video, saying he was a victim of “computer crime.”
“The video appeared suddenly and gave the impression that it was from my account, which I deny,” he told Reuters.
The lawyer said the incident “shows that the virtual system of justice is vulnerable”. He added that he will file a complaint with the judge.
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The hearing is part of an assessment of a motion to drop an investigation into whether the president ran a corruption plot involving his former Transport and Communications Secretary, Juan Silva, who is currently in hiding.
Leftist President Castillo is currently facing an investigation into alleged corruption in his government, social protests and a dip in popularity after 10 months in power.
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