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Trevi's ex-manager guilty of rape
Sergio Andrade. Archive picture
Sergio Andrade is also Gloria Trevi's former husband
The former manager of Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi has been sentenced to seven years and 10 months in jail for rape and kidnapping of minors.

But Sergio Andrade will be allowed to go free on time served after paying about 1m Mexican pesos (49,500) to his main accuser, Karina Yapor.

Andrade has been in jail for five years and judge Javier Pineda said "he's not considered a danger to society".

Andrade must also pay 3,591 pesos (169) in court fines.

The judge in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua said the former manager "received this sentence because he had no prior criminal record and was very well behaved during his time in prison".

Andrade listened the ruling from inside a metal courtroom cage.

Gloria Trevi
Gloria Trevi has been cleared of sex abuse charges

His lawyer said he had the money and would pay as soon as possible.

Andrade had been accused of sexually abusing many of the young girls he lured into Gloria Trevi's globe-trotting musical caravan.

During the court proceedings, Andrade testified about having sex with Ms Yapor, but denied raping or kidnapping her.

Trevi - who has been described as Mexican Madonna - was cleared in 2004 of using her image to attract minors to be abused.

She has now returned to the stage, aiming to resurrect her career.


SEE ALSO:
Stage comeback for Mexico's Trevi
05 Mar 05 |  Entertainment
Court clears Trevi of sex charges
22 Sep 04 |  Americas
Trevi manager hears rape charges
30 Nov 03 |  Americas
Mexican pop singer denied bail
25 Dec 02 |  Entertainment
Trevi returns to Mexico
22 Dec 02 |  Entertainment
Trevi back in jail
06 Aug 02 |  Entertainment
Imprisoned singer has baby
19 Feb 02 |  Entertainment


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