Authorities in Mexico City on Tuesday reported the arrest of two men accused of sexually harassing women at Metro facilities.
“The first case happened at the San Antonio station on line 7, when SSC police were performing their prevention and surveillance functions in the walking area, and were requested by a woman,” the Security Secretariat said, in a statement.
“The affected told them that as he went down the escalator, a 28-year-old man performed improper touching of his buttocks,” he added.
In the other case, police officers arrested a 55-year-old man, “who touched a woman’s breasts without her consent, at Chabacano Station on line 8.”
The affected, the authorities added, “reported that the person involved had touched his chest as he descended from the convoy, so the man was arrested.”
The detainees were reported to the public prosecutor’s office.
What to do if you’re a victim of sexual harassment on the Metro:
-Request support for security elements or personnel identified with the STC logo
-STC staff will channel you to the appropriate institutions to follow up on allegations and misconduct from sexual harassment.
-In some stations there are INMUJERES CDMX modules to provide advice and accompaniment.
These are found at the stations:
Pantitlán Inside the station on line 1. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 20:00 hours.
Balderas, in the correspondence corridor between Lines 3 and 1. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 20:00 hours.
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