The actor Ettore Parra, one of the best known in Mexico, was sentenced on Thursday May 25 to 10 years and six months in prison for corrupting minors after sexually abusing Alexa Parra Hoffman, one of his daughters. Parra had been detained for two years, awaiting sentencing.
Alexa Parra Hoffman, daughter of actor and actress Ginny Hoffman, publicly denounced her father in 2019 for violent behavior and Mexican justice eventually established her responsibility. According to the complaint, Alexa was just six years old when her father subjected her to “undue touching”. Today she is 23 years old.
“This ruling represents progress in the search for justice for Alexa and for all girls and boys who have suffered sexual violence in their family spaces,” said Olivia Rubio, the victim’s attorney.
The case hit public opinion as Daniela, 25, the couple’s other daughter, she always defended her father and pointed out that the case, for her, was armed.
Héctor Parra’s lawyer, Samara Ávila, said they will appeal the judicial decision. “That’s not all. My client complies with this resolution, but he is not satisfied,” the lawyer told TVyNovelas magazine, where she also explained that the sentence cannot be counted towards bail.
Parra was arrested in June 2021 and, since that year, he has been held in the Reclusorio Oriente, located in Mexico City. As of now, Alexa Hoffman, the actor’s youngest daughter and who filed the lawsuit against him, has not released a statement on the outcome of the final hearing of the case.
Alexa Parra Hoffman filed her first complaint in 2019 with TV Notas magazine. “He was touching me in ways a dad doesn’t, falling asleep in boxers with me and when I took a bath I had to tell him the moment I was out so he could dry me off,” the young woman said in the publication. Alexa also explained that her father gave her “strange” caresses and that she lived in constant fear of the actor’s aggressive reactions.
In his beginnings, Héctor Parra was in several telenovelas produced by the Televisa network such as Cicatrices del alma (1986) and La pícara soñadora (1991), as well as popular dramas such as “Mujer”, “Casos de la vida real” and “What we women are silent”.
One of his career-boosting moments was in 1998, when he played the character of lawyer Juan Manuel Montesinos in the hit production La usurpadora. Her versatility allowed her to play a wide range of characters, from villains to roles in children’s melodramas such as Luz Clarita (1996), Carita de ángel (2000) and Cómplices al rescate (2002).
Ginny Hoffman, mother of the abused young woman and former partner of Parra, is an actress and host. She began her artistic career very young in the world of musicals and as a teenager she became famous by participating in the show Chiquilladas in 1982.
Five years later she is a young television presenter and from 1988 she begins to favor her work as an actress in various local series.
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