Wednesday 22 September 2021

Bus driver is first arrested under the new ‘Street Harassment’

The bus driver was arrested for streey sexual harassment (Acoso Sexual Callejero) of a passenger

Paying the bills

Latest

Carlos Alvarado denounces violations of the Daniel Ortega regime to the UN

QCOSTARICA - In New York, Costa Rica President Carlos...

High Number of European Tourists Traveling to Costa Rica in Spite of the Pandemic

QCOSTARICA - A total of 21,969 tourists from European...

Costa Rica second last in economic recovery in the region

QCOSTARICA - The Central American region experiences very different...

TOP-5 real estate communities for a family life

Despite the fact that COVID-19 is slowing down the...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 22: Plates ending in “5 & 6” CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Wednesday, September 22, vehicles with...

Group charged migrants US$22K to get them to the United States.

QCOSTARICA - A Costa Rican-Panamanian criminal structure charged migrants...

Laura Chinchilla calls to avoid a dynastic dictatorship in Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - Former President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla,...
Paying the bills

Share

(QCOSTARICA) A bus driver, surnamed Calderón, became the first to be arrested under the new Law Against Street Sexual Harassment (Ley Contra el Acoso Sexual Callejero), when apparently, he wanted to force a passenger to show him her private parts.

The detention driver was confirmed by the Ministry of Public Security (MSP), detailing that the events occurred on the afternoon of Monday, September 7, in the vicinity of the Garantías Sociales, in downtown San José.

- Advertisement -

Eduardo Solano, Deputy Minister of Public Security, assured that this is the first case to be processed under the new law, which was signed by President Carlos Alvarado, on Monday, August 10.

“It is the first case processed for ‘flagrante delicto’ in the First Judicial Circuit of San José and we are complying with the provision to enforce the law and we hope that the criminal process will be carried out in an agile and expeditious manner to guarantee prompt and fulfilled justice,” he said. Solano.

The MSP declined to provide the bus company the suspect works for and the route.

According to the authorities, the events occurred when Calderón apparently cornered the woman, whose identity was not made known, and allegedly suggested that she show him her private parts, while he was touching his exposed genitals.

“According to the preliminary information we have, the incident occurred inside a bus unit, where, presumably, the driver, upon reaching the last stop, locked the doors, showed her his genitals and threatened her.

“She managed to get out of the bus and found some officers who were in the park (near the bus stop) and immediately proceeded to arrest the suspect and coordinate with the Public Ministry,” explained Solano.

- Advertisement -

The deputy minister reminded that victims can call for help at 9-1-1 and request the presence of police.

According to the new Law Against Street Harassment, Calderón faces from eight months to a year in jail, if he is convicted.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Q Costa Rica
Reports by QCR staff

Related Articles

Every 40 hours a street stalker is arrested in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Between January 1 and May 20 of this year...

Man sentenced to four months in prison for masturbating in front of woman

QCOSTARICA - A man surnamed Ríos was sentenced to four months...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.