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Ricky Martin could get 50 years in prison if convicted for incest

Incest is a crime that is harshly condemned in Puerto Rico. The musician is facing a high penalty if found guilty

July 14, 2022 6:26pm

Updated: July 15, 2022 4:49am

Ricky Martin has recently been reported for alleged domestic violence. Although the victim was initially unknown because their identity was protected by Law 54, it has now come to light, and the revelation is shocking. Eric Martin, the singer’s brother, said that the victim of the abuse is Dennis Yadiel Sanchez, Ricky's nephew.

According to the victim, Ricky Martin exercised physical and psychological attacks on him in the relationship they had for seven months. Knowing that the complainant is his own nephew, the penalty that the artist could face has changed: if proven guilty, he could be sentenced to 50 years in prison.

At least, that is the sentence in Puerto Rico when it comes to incest. In the Caribbean nation, this issue is not classified as a crime, but in places like Spain, these practices are severely punished. Other countries, on the other hand, have different views on the phenomenon.

According to a source, the relationship between Ricky Martin and his 21-year-old nephew supposedly ended a couple of months ago. the source added that the violence for which the artist is accused occurred because "he had not accepted the separation." From that moment on, Sanchez began to call him insistently and harass him.

Both the singer and his team of lawyers are preparing the defense against the young man's accusation. The trial will begin on July 21. On that day, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez will answer questions before the judge who will hear the case.

Those handling Martin's defense claim that the nephew was recently reported by a woman for harassment after he threatened to destroy her life.

"We are confident that when the true facts come to light in this matter, our client Ricky Martin will be fully vindicated," the singer's law firm says in a statement.