Piolin 'Mocking' Causes Legal Response
January 19, 2009 at 12:21 PM (PT)
A 14-year-old GREENFIELD, CA girl allegedly placed into an arranged marriage by her father has been further victimized by a nationally known disc jockey who mocked her on live radio, the father's attorney said Friday. THE MONTEREY HERALD reports UNIVISION's syndicated morning host EDDIE "PIOLIN" SOTELO reportedly tricked the girl's mother into putting her on the phone by posing as the father's attorney, then made jokes about the case and ran a laugh track as he interviewed her on air.
Defense attorney MIGUEL HERNANDEZ said he is "outraged" by the incident and has contacted a civil attorney and the county District Attorney's Office, and he might call the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION to pursue actions against SOTELO and UNIVISION.
The girl is the daughter of MARCELINO DEJESUS MARTINEZ, 36, who is charged with providing his daughter for lewd acts and with aiding and abetting statutory rape, both felonies, as well as cruelty to a child, a misdemeanor. According to GREENFIELD Police Chief JOE GREBMEIER, MARTINEZ agreed to let 18-year-old neighbor MARGARITO GALINDO marry his daughter in exchange for $16,000, 150 cases of beer, 150 cases of soda and Gatorade, and several cases of wine and meat. The food and beverages were to be served at a wedding party.