By Emma Randle
A father from Olula del Río has been cleared of abuse after his teenage daughter took him to court for confiscating her mobile phone – the second such case in the province in two months.
The man, who was facing a 10-month prison sentence and a three-year restraining order, said he “never imagined” he could face jail for taking a mobile phone off his daughter.
The incident happened on February 27, when he took the phone from the 14-year-old for getting bad grades at school. Days later two Guardia Civil officers and two welfare officers arrived on his doorstep after the girl lodged a complaint of abuse.