The judge argued that the allegations

The former mayor and current councillor of Elche, Alejandro Soler, was found not guilty on Monday, of threats and abuse against his ex wife.

The acquittal was handed down by the Court of Criminal Elche 1, according to a judgment, which had been referred by the High Court of Justice of the Valencian Community (TSJCV).

The judge argued that the allegations "were neither creditable nor proved" and did not consider the alleged victim’s statement as sufficient proof of such actions being carried out.

The former mayor was charged with four crimes of violence against his ex wife, two of threats and another two of ill-treatment. The prosecution asked for a sentence of 38 months in prison, while his lawyer asked for an acquittal.

Soler denied all the allegations at his the trial which was held on February 20 and explained that the complaints made for sexist violence were all due to his former wife’s attempts at gaining her "revenge" for economic disagreements.

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