The mayor of the northwestern Colombian city of Cucuta is facing accusations of sexual harassment and partying with prostitutes.
El Tiempo columnist Salud Hernandez accused mayor of Cucuta, Donamaris Ramirez, of having held a party with several other city officials where some officials were sexually harassed, according to the journalist’s column on Sunday.
Additionally, Hernandez claimed that prostitutes had been invited to the party. Mayor Ramirez denies the indictments and says he is able to prove the story false.
The mayor has denied the accusations.
“It was a totally contrary to how the event was described. I will send videos and pictures with what really happened. I was accompanied by my wife, many children and after Secretary’s Day I went with my wife to my home. It is absolutely false that I had any relationship or contact with prostitutes,” El Espectador newspaper quoted the mayor as saying.
In her column, Hernandez-Mora urged victims to come forward and report the incident, but the mayor reiterates that there are no such victims.
“I’m sure there can be no true testimony on this issue,” Ramirez states.
Meanwhile, citizen monitoring groups have asked the prosecutor general in the Norte de Santander state and the national Inspector General to investigate the accusations.
- Los acosadores (El Tiempo)
- Acusan al alcalde de Cúcuta de acoso sexual contra varias de sus funcionarias (El Espectador)