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Marcelo Corazza arrested: what is the role of the first Big Brother winner in the gang accused of child prostitution


The current producer of the cycle is accused of abuse and corruption of minors along with three other people.

The arrest of Marcelo Corazza (50), winner of the first Big Brother in 2001 and producer of the current edition of the reality show broadcast by Telefé, in the framework of a case that investigates a gang accused of abuse and corruption of minors generated media and social impact .

The arrest was made this afternoon by the Human Trafficking Division of the City Police at his home in Tigre, located in Montes de Oca at 300.

The operations were carried out simultaneously in Oberá, Misiones, and in General Pacheco, Tigre and General Rodríguez, in Greater Buenos Aires.

Three other people were also arrested:

Andrés Charpenet (53), Raúl Mermet (45) and Francisco Angelotti (46)

The accusation that appears in the file consists of "having formed an organization aimed at recruiting -from different parts of the country- minors and adults in vulnerable situations in order to subject them to practices of sexual relations and sexual exploitation without their


, either for the exchange of money or for personal or third-party satisfaction”.

They arrested Marcelo Corazza, former Big Brother, in a case that investigates corruption of minors



was able to learn , there is evidence on the recruitment, corruption and prostitution of minors, among which are several wiretaps.

From there it arises that

Corazza's role in the network would be that of consumer


That is, he was identified by the investigators as a client of the organization that was engaged in child prostitution.

The first winner of GH was transferred this Monday to the annex of the Alcaidía 4 bis and it is expected that this Tuesday he will be investigated.

From the general production of Big Brother they told this medium that they will issue a statement when the channel's legal area, which is already working on the case, indicates so.

The investigation began on October 24, 2022 following a complaint made by two witnesses of confidential identity who stated that a person corrupted them when they were between 11 and 14 years old.

But, the first victim denounced that he was abused between 1999 and 2002. The crime continues over time and, according to the Justice, it continues today.

They arrested Marcelo Corazza, former Big Brother, in a case that investigates corruption of minors

The investigation was carried out by the Superintendence of Investigations of the City Police under the orders of the National Criminal and Correctional Court No. 48 in charge of Judge Javier Sánchez Sarmiento, within the framework of a case initiated and investigated by the prosecutor of instruction Patricio Lugones.

Corazza's stardom

That edition of the program in 2001 had 14 participants and the grand finale was also made up of Tamara Paganini (2nd place), Gastón Trezeguet (3rd place) and Daniela Ballester (4th place).

The curious thing is that Corazza had enrolled in another reality show, "Robinson Expedition", in which she did not stay and fate wanted her to enter "Big Brother" as her substitute.

His triumph took him straight to stardom and for several years he kept working in the media, in front of the cameras and with greater exposure.

However, some time ago he had decided to continue his career from production, a task that he fulfills in the current edition of the program.

In turn, he participated as a panelist every Friday night on the program "Big Brother: The Night of the Exes", where he debated with other former participants about the events that took place during the current season of the reality show.

Corazza was also

the rugby coach of the lower divisions of Tigre Rugby Club

, a team in which he also played in the three-quarter center position, where he was in direct contact with teenagers.

The accusations

Regarding the distribution of roles, Angelotti, who was arrested in Oberá, is accused of being the head of the organization that recruited, corrupted and prostituted minors;

Charpenet and Mermet, arrested in Pacheco, as participants in the gang (they worked with Angelotti) and

Corazza (50), for the moment, as a consumer.

It is that, according to the record, Angeletto, a native of Oberá, is accused of bringing young people and children from the Province of Misiones to live with him at his home in General Rodríguez (one of the raided houses), in the City of Buenos Aires , where he forced them to practice prostitution. 

From the investigation carried out, from the evidence gathered and from the testimonies obtained, other people who actively participated in said maneuver were known.

For the various investigative tasks and to be able to gather information about the perpetrators, as well as the participation of each one of them, different field and technological tasks were deployed that led not only to the identification of the defendants, now detained, but also to establish their telephone numbers and addresses.

Its current activities were established, various telephone tappings were carried out directly in accordance with the provisions of the Supervisory Court of various telephone lines, all belonging to those who are part of the organization.

How the victims were deceived

The victims, who were between 11 and 14 years old, were brought from Misiones with the

excuse of a family trip to the home of the mother of the organization's leader

in General Rodríguez.

From there, as established, deliveries and submissions were formalized.

Some were captured on chat sites.

The sexual abuse occurred in

private cars in different neighborhoods of the City, in farms in Castelar, transitory shelters in the suburbs, and private homes.

In 2001, an underage boy appeared on the Intrusos program denouncing a situation of alleged abuse by Marcelo Corazza.

The program made this complaint known and carried out the issue, which caused numerous repudiations and accusations.

Marcelo Corazza at the Big Brother elimination gala, hours before being arrested

On Friday the 17th, Corazza was part of "the night of the exes", the classic Big Brother debate, along with other former members of the reality show.

And it was he who in his own networks showed himself working on Sunday the 19th in the edition of the balls program.

In fact, those same stories had been reposted by Big Brother's official Instagram and, after Corazza's arrest, they were withdrawn.

The producer of the program was present in the last hours at the Big Brother elimination gala in which the Kirchnerist deputy Romina Uhrig was expelled from the competition by public vote.

From his role as floor producer in the studio, every night Corazza uploads the preview of the program to his networks, to the relatives in the stands and is the one who gives the guidelines on how visitors should act when the driver "enters" the house .

He is also a kind of link between the boys and the production, and the one who accompanies them from his expulsion to the reunion with Del Moro.

He is the one in charge of accompanying each participant from the entrance of the most famous house in the country located in the Buenos Aires town of Martínez to the gate of the canal.

In one of his last posts, he showed himself with José - Marcos's brother who was the first finalist of this edition and who received his visit this Sunday - who he asks what it feels like to enter the most famous house in the world.

Before entering the house, the producer recorded a selfie mode with the young man recently arrived from the United States and shared with his followers a little behind the scenes of the program.


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