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Couple Busted For Running ‘House of Ill Repute’

A couple was arrested as suspects of the crime of proxenetismo (pimping) women in a house located in the upscale community of Pinares de Curridabat, in the east side of San Jose. According to the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ), on a confidential tip, they...

Pimp Sentenced to 12 Years In Prison For Prostituting Men And Extort Them

This report is a with a slightly different twist that the 'normal' trafficking in persons and prostitution stories from Costa Rica. The Fiscalía Adjunta contra la Trata de Personas y el Tráfico Ilícito de Migrantes (Deputy Prosecutor's Office against Trafficking in Persons and the Illicit...

Manager and Owner of San Jose Strip Club Arrested For Alleged Pimping

The manager and the son of the owner of the strip club La Pantera Rosa, in Plaza González Víquez, San José, were arrested Friday morning, suspected of pimping (proxenetismo in Spanish). The arrest of the men named López Rojas, 46, and López Calderon, 30, occurred...

63 years old woman arrested for running brothel in Paseo Colon

A 63-year-old woman, administrator of a massage parlor on Paseo Colon, was arrested Wednesday, for alleged "proxenetismo" (Spanish for "pimping"). The investigation indicated that women inside the massage parlor were being offered to clients who paid up to ¢20,000 colones for one hour for sexual...

Woman Detained in Escazú For Prostituting Young Girls She Hired As Massage Therapists

Six women between the ages of 20 and 30, who were offered up for sexual services, were found by agents of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) inside the alleged 'house of massages' raided Wednesday in Escazú. The officers of the Section Against Physical Integrity,...

Two Men Arrested For Pimping In Raid Of San Jose Massage Parlor

Two men were detained for the alleged pimping (crime of procuring) during a raid on a "massage parlor", El Castillo, located Avenida 16 and Calle 3, in San Jose on Thursday afternoon. According to Marcelo Solano, director of the San José Municipal Police, it was...

OIJ Raided Tourist Center in La Fortuna, San Carlos For Prostitution

The Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) raided a tourist center in San Carlos Friday afternoon, where Costa Rican and foreign women prostituted themselves. The tourist center La Roca, located in Javillos, is a bar where according to the OIJ, men and women would meet up...

12 Foreigner Women Rescued From Proxenetas in Southern Zone

The Fiscalia (Prosecutor's Office) in Corredores and the Office of Trafficking in Persons and the Illicit Trafficking of Migrants are asking for jail time for two women in the southern zone, for the trafficking of persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The women, who...

Schoolgirls Recruited Classmates For Prostitution

Four adolescents between the ages of 16 and 17 were arrested as suspected of trafficking in persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation (pimping) of two schoolgirls. The arrest was made this Wednesday morning in the house where the young girls lived, in Hatillo, San...

Crack Down On Prostitution In San Jose

Q COSTA RICA / Many living and visiting Costa Rica's capital city know about San Jose's other side, the side where in bars, massage parlors and night clubs women (and men) offer sexual services for payment. A recent report by Crhoy.com says that 800 people...

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