The Spanish High Court convicted an 85-year old doctor of stealing a child at birth on Monday, but will not serve time due to the statute of limitations.
The gynaecologist Eduardo Vela was found guilty of trafficking children during the Franco regime.
The charges include abduction and forgery.
Abduction has a 10-year statute of limitation. The accuser, in this case, Mrs Madrigal, was born in 1969. The court ruled that she was stolen from her parents and handed over to a married couple. A fake...


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