The content of the case for corruption of minors that led to Marcelo Corazza, the television producer and first winner of Big Brother, being imprisoned is truly disturbing. The two victims who led this investigation provided the names of the main parties involved and recounted a history of abuse that allegedly began more than twenty years ago, and which contains lurid fragments.
PROFILE accessed the evidence that judge Javier Sánchez Sarmiento and prosecutor Patricio Lugones took into account when proceeding against the four main suspects, searching their homes and ordering their arrests.
In addition to the producer who was working on the 2023 version of GH, Francisco Rolando Angelotti, Raúl Ignacio Mermet and Andrés Fernando Charpenet remain in custody. The four are charged with the crimes of sexual exploitation and corruption of minors.
Those suspected of being part of this organization refused to testify. Corazza did not agree to answer questions in the investigation and only limited himself to saying that he has “nothing to do” with the accusation.
“I want to say that I have nothing to do with this; I am going through the worst moment of my life; I can’t believe it’s happening,” she asserted. Regarding the rest of the defendants, he said that he does not know them and clarified that his lawyers suggested that he not testify until they could see the cause well.
“I have a family, a great-nephew, a 13-year-old godson, and everything I heard disgusts me. I can’t believe they can get to read all of this. Never in my life had I had a relationship with a minor, it would not occur to me, by God, ”he said.
Despite the fact that the producer denied it, in the case he is related to Francisco Angelotti, the missionary designated as leader of the organization. Specifically, they link it to an episode that occurred in 2001, precisely the year in which he became famous for his participation in the reality show.
Apparently, Angelotti was with two of the victims at his home. He told one that he had “someone who wanted to meet him.” The complainant refused, but the defendant ended up convincing him. He “told him to try, that he was going to take care of him and that if he didn’t want to, he wouldn’t go. That was how the three of them headed for Miserere Square. Upon arrival, both cars were placed side by side and Marcelo Corazza rolled down the window of the other”, the case indicates.
According to the file, “victim 1 was attracted to the situation since (Corazza) had recently won the reality show Big Brother. This led him to switch to his roll. Corazza drove to Costanera Sur. He parked the car, undressed and masturbated in front of the minor while he watched. The boy only undressed. Once Corazza had ejaculated, he got out of the car and drove off. He returned to Angelotti’s car, who was waiting for him in the same place ”. That boy, according to the investigation, was 12 years old.
Photos and minors. The investigation reveals many more lurid details directly involving Angelotti, the only one of the four defendants with a record of sexual abuse, and the alleged link to the Big Brother producer.
One of them mentions the presence of a child under the age of 9 who was supposedly taken to a transitory shelter. According to the complainant, “one summer day (the date of which cannot be identified) the defendant (by Angelotti) arrived at the farmhouse in Castelar belonging to the family of victim 2. He did so accompanied by a minor of no more than 9 years of age with missionary accent. The three went to a transitional shelter and had sex with each other. This victim said she remembered the other child’s ‘baby tail’”, the case indicates.
Another piece of information that emerges from the file indicates that the alleged ringleader kept a large number of photos of child abuse. The two victims agreed that Angelotti “provided them with an email account and password, indicating that they could open it whenever they wanted and explore its content for personal satisfaction.” “He was full of folders with photos of child pornography (child abuse),” says the letter to which this newspaper had access.
Among the evidence gathered there are several hours of wiretapping from the years 2022 and 2023 that complicate the procedural situation of Andrés Charpenet and Francisco Angelotti. In one of them, the alleged leader implies that he is having a relationship with a 16-year-old boy, although he says that the relationship began when he was 15, and that he tries “patiently to loosen it up so that the boy agrees.”
“When he talks about him (for the minor) with other people, he refers to the ‘baby’, of whom he boasts for ‘having made him finish twice,'” the letter points out about an alleged conversation held on December 23 of last year with 1:14 p.m. Those who speak would be Angelotti and Charpenet.
In another talk –recorded on February 1, 2023 at 8:32 p.m.–, the missionary tells him that he was “in full trouble with the baby” when he entered the house. That he could not finish and “that he had it naked.”
For the investigators, who in the next few hours will have to resolve the procedural situation of the four detainees, the episodes described in the file “denote -in principle- the permanence over time of an identical modus operandi”: “This is the creation of a structure designed to recruit minors (and adults) in a situation of vulnerability, in order to subject them to the practice of sexual relations and sexual exploitation without their consent, whether for the exchange of money or for personal or third-party satisfaction.
A federal prison while the preventive is resolved
Marcelo Corazza and the other three defendants, Francisco Rolando Angelotti –indicted as leader of the organization–, Raúl Ignacio Mermet and Andrés Fernando Charpenet, spent the fifth night in detention.
From Monday to Thursday they were delayed in the alcaidías 4 bis, 1 bis, 1 and 15, in charge of the Police of the City of Buenos Aires. After the inquiries, Judge Javier Sánchez Sarmiento and prosecutor Patricio Lugones ordered them to be sent to a unit of the Federal Penitentiary Service (SPF), while they define their future.
The only one of the four detainees who has a criminal record is the missionary Francisco Agelotti.
In 2005, he was indicted for “the crimes of sexual abuse with carnal access and corruption of minors in an ideal contest to prosecute the prosecution under the criminal figure of rape,” in an event that apparently occurred in the city of Apóstoles, province of Misiones.
According to the newspaper Primera Página, the alleged leader of the organization was imprisoned in the Criminal Unit VI for Prosecutors, but the case was finally filed.
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