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Sexual Violence under the Ortega Regime

A month had passed since April 18 when the protests began, and we found ourselves thinking about what might happen if they arrested us. We’d never thought before about losing our freedom, much less that it could happen for exercising our right to inform. But...

Nanny will spend 20 years in jail for raping 12-year-old girl

A woman who worked as a nanny will be spending the next 20 years of her life in prison because instead of caring for and protecting a 12-year-old girl, she took advantage of the moments alone to abuse her. The woman, identified by her last...

Colombia Considers Chemical Castration as Child Sex Abuse Soars

Colombia’s senate has approved the use of chemical castration for rapists found guilty of sex crimes against minors, as a new report warns that such violations have soared by 27 percent. Since January, there have already been 5,870 cases reported, said the Colombian Family Welfare...

Father Sentenced to 372 Years in Prison For Rape and Sexual Abuse Of His Three Children

A father was sentenced to prison for abusing, raping and showing pornography to his three children when they were minors. On Thursday the Tribunal Penal de Heredia (Heredia Criminal Court) sentenced Carlos Luis Montero Víquez to 372 years in prison. However, he will only serve...

215 People Face Complaints For Having Sex With Minors

At least 87 people were reported to the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ), between January 13 and September 30 of this year, for maintaining 'inappropriate" relationships with a minor between the age of 15 and 17, regardless of sexual orientation or gender. In the same...

Father Accused of Raping and Impregnating 14-year-old Daughter Avoids Prison On A Technicality

Q COSTA RICA - A man accused of raping and impregnating his 14-year-old daughter will not be going to prison due to the statute of limitations. The accused, José Alberto Orozco Ramírez, on the run in the United States, a fugitive of Costa Rica law...

Father Suspected of Raping His 8-year-old Daugther in Escazú

Q COSTA RICA - A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping his own 8-year-old daughter, Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) agents making the capture Wednesday in Bajo Los Anonos, Escazú/ As reported by the press office of the Fiscalia (Prosecutor's Office), the events...

No Prison For Costa Rica Rock Star Who Had Sex With 14 Year Old

QCOSTARICA - Gerardo Porras Montagne, 30 years of age, on Friday was found guilty by the Pavas Criminal Court for having consensual sex with a minor, a 14 year-old girl. According to Costa Rica's Article 159 of the Criminal Code, the offence of having sexual...

Accused in Mataplo Massace Raped The 12 Year-Old Girl Before Killing Her

QCOSTARICA - Before killing the 12 year-old girl, he raped her, is the accusatory evidence presented Monday against Michael Adrian Salmeron Silva, accused of the massacre last February 16, in Matapalo, Guanacaste. The evidence was presented to prosecutor's office to the First Criminal Dristrict Court...

Maximum Sentences For Four In Jairo Mora Murder

QCOSTARICA - The maximum prison term was handed down to four individuals for the 2013 murder of an environmentalist Jairo Mora and the rape of four female volunteers who were with him. The decision by the Tribunal Penal de Limon (Limon Criminal Court) came after...

Case Of Sexual Abuse Of Minors In Costa Rica On The Increase

(QCOSTARICA) This year already there have been 76 cases of minors victims of sexual violence reported by the Hospital Nacional de Niños (National Children's Hopsital), while in all of 2014 only 75 cases. The report indicates that in the majority of the cases, the perpetrators...

Suspect In Killing and Rape of Two Children Behind Bars

(QCOSTARICA) The 19 year old Upala farm labourer (peon, in Spanish) and prime suspect in the killing of an 11 year old boy and rape of a nine year old girl, will be spending the next six months in preventive detention, as authorities continue...

Stepfather Keeps 12 Year-Old Girl As Sex Slave

QCOSTARICA - For a whole year, a stepfather kept locked his 12 year-old stepdaughter in the home to rape her. In the beginning the man was the ideal stepfather, even taking her to school, where she was in the seventh grade. But things soon changed. It...

Stepfather Going To Prison For Impregnating 13 Year Old

QCOSTARICA - At only 13 years of age, a minor in San Carlos became pregnant after being raped by her stepfather, who abused the girl since she was 9 years old. Jose Rafael Rodriquez Berrocal, 41, will now spend the next 42 years in prison....

Mother Arrested For Consenting To Sexual Abuse And Rape Of Her 11 Yr Old Daughter

COSTA RICA NEWS - A mother was arrested on Wednesday, alleged to consenting to the rape her 11 year old daughter by her former live-in. The Juzgado Penal de Alajuela (Alajuela Criminal Court) on Thursday remanded the former couple to three months preventive detention. The...

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