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Spanish paedophile from Morocco 'abused girl in Torrevieja'
07 August 2013 @ 11:11

A PAEDOPHILE reprieved and released from a Moroccan prison in error used to live in Torrevieja (Alicante) and is wanted for abusing a little girl in the town some years ago, police say.

Daniel Galván Viña, 64, a retired Spaniard who owns three properties in Kenitra, northern Morocco and a fourth in Torrevieja, was arrested in room 101 at the one-star Hotel Legazpi in Murcia (pictured below right with its manager, Juan Sánchez) after the nature of his crimes were revealed and King Mohammed VI revoked his pardon, largely due to public pressure and protests in major Moroccan cities.

Police had to wait for an international arrest warrant before detaining him, and waited in hiding outside the hotel.

“I don't believe he could have known about the furore surrounding him, because he wouldn't have let himself be so exposed,” says Sánchez (pictured), the hotel manager.

Sr Sánchez explains that all guests checking in at the guest house – Murcia's oldest, having been open for 30 years – have to give their personal details and these are sent straight to the police to check they are not criminals.


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