By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
After a series of accusations of sexual abuse and rape began to mount against Mexican businessman and internationally recognized thinker Andrés Roemer Slomianski, Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (FGR) formally ordered his arrest him on Wednesday, May 5.
According to the FGR, after extensive investigation, it decided that there was sufficient evidence against Roemer for the possible commission of rape on at least two separate occasions.
In addition, the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) of the Finance Secretariat confirmed that, at the request of the Mexico City’s Attorney General’s Office, it had blocked Roemer’s financial accounts for alleged operations with resources of illicit origin.
Late Thursday, May 6, Investigative police agents were still trying to locate Roemer to arrest him.
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office stated that it is also talking to eight other alleged victims of rape by Roemer.
Unnamed accusations against Roemer began to come out in 2019, but came to a head when Mexican dancer Itzel Schnaas put a face to the allegations when she released a video on Feb. 15 publicly, detailing her own alleged sexual abuse at his hands. Schnaas’ lead was quickly followed by other women publicly sharing their encounters with the alleged abuser.
Roemer has consistently denied all charges against him.
Prior to the accusations, Roemer was recognized for his contributions to the intellectual world, having been an instrumental player in the creation of the annual City of Ideas conference that has been referred to as the “brain Olympics” due to its concentration of the world’s intellectual elite and the innovative topics discussed there.
Roemer also served as Mexico’s ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, where he reportedly faced other allegations of inappropriate behavior, according to a Mexican career ambassador serving in Europe at the same time as him.