Marco Caneira, the son of singer Ágata, is serving a six and a half year sentence in 2016 for violating a 14-year-old minor. After the first-instance decision, the music agent is currently in office 38, still appealed, but the Lisbon Court of Appeal did not accept the rationale and maintained the original ruling.
It is official. Marco Caneira will spend six and a half years in prison after raping a 14-year-old girl after a popular party in the parish of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios on the island of São Miguel in the Azores.
In order to defend himself, he argued that after the first sentence the victim had the opportunity to attend the trial before the court. Defend and flee, something that has not happened. The court did not accept and state that "a victim's physical predisposition to commit a rape crime can not be considered as a form of acceptance or assent to aggression," but merely expresses the desire to survive a situation beyond their control applies, "it says in the new ruling, to which the newspaper Correio da Manhã had access.