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10 most wanted In Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Have you seen them? Sección de Capturas del Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) shared the images of the 10 most wanted in Costa Rica. These 10 (9 men and 1 woman) are being sought in connection with crimes of drug trafficking,  robbery, pimping, and...

Man sentenced to 58 years in prison for raping 8-year-old stepdaughter

The San Ramón Criminal Courts sentenced Miguel Martínez Martínez to 58 years in prison, after being found guilty of rape, sexual abuse, and dissemination of pornography to the detriment of his 8-year-old stepdaughter. However, the court adjusted the sentence to 42 years in prison, since...

Photographer accused of raping and filming minor girls pleads guilty

A photographer, identified by his last names Núñez Romero, requested a special abbreviated process and accepting guilt for being part of a child pornography network that operated in Costa Rica between 2009 and 2017. With the request by the accused, the open trial that had...

Woman discovers rape of her 9-year-old daughter when she finds video on cellphone given by stepfather

A woman discovered that her 9-year-old daughter had been raped by her live-in partner, through a video found on the phone that he (the suspect) had given to the child. With this evidence, the woman filed the complaint against her former partner, surnames Alan Alvarado,...

71-year-old Canadian businessman will go to trial for alleged rape and sexual abuse

"The accused man was in the bedroom when the victim arrived, being that with obvious sexual mood and through physical violence, the accused proceeded to grab the victim forcibly by the arms, threw her against the bed, to whom he said: 'You have to...

Mexican women are angry about rape, murder and government neglect – and they want the world to know

Wearing green bandannas and dousing police in pink glitter, Mexican women on Aug. 16 staged a furious protest in Mexico City after a 17-year-old girl reported being raped by four police officers earlier in the month. Officials have sent mixed signals about ongoing investigations of...

17 Years In Prison For Removing or Breaking A Condom Without Consent

Removing the condom or deliberately breaking it in the middle of a sexual act without the partner's consent could land you up to 17 years in prison if a legislative bill presented on Monday (July 15) by the pro-government legislator Paola Vega prospers. According to...

Former President Óscar Arias requests inspection of his home in relation to allegations of sexual crimes

In a rather unusual legal maneuver, former president Oscar Arias requested that a prosecutor and agents of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) inspect his home, in Rohrmoser, Pavas, in relation to allegations of sexual abuse. The inspection, in which the lawyers of the complainants...

Arias Doctors Assure He Was Not In Condition To Commit Rape

Two medical specialists say that former President Óscar Arias Sánchez was not in a position to make sudden movements when, according to a doctor, she was a victim of rape in 2014. This was reported by television channel news, Telenoticias, Wednesday night indicating that the...

The Shoe Is On Other Foot, Now Oscar Arias Files Complaint

Former president of Costa Rica Oscar Arias (1986-1990 and 2006-2010) and Nobel Laureate on Monday, March 25, filed a complaint for extortion against a woman demanding payment to not file a complaint of sexual violation. According to Arias' lawyer, Erick Ramos, the woman demanded from...

Massacre in San Carlos: Costa Rica delivers info to Nicaragua for search and arrest of the suspect

Costa Rican officials have provided their counterparts in Nicaragua with information on the suspected in the in the San Carlos massacre. If found, he will be arrested and tried in Nicaragua for the murders committed in Costa Rica.

Doctor Accusing Oscar Arias of Rape Feels No Longer ‘Alone’

Alexandra Arce, the first of woman to file a denuncia - criminal complaint - for rape against former president and Nobel Laureate Oscar Arias said on Tuesday that she felt grateful for the outpouring of support since going public with her story. “The most prevalent...

Fiscalia appeals and requests ban for Oscar Arias leavin the country

The Ministerio Público (Public Prosecutor's Office) requested, through an appeal, an impedimento de salida (ban from leaving the country) against former President Oscar Arias Sanchez be issued as a precautionary measure. This was confirmed by the Attorney General, Emilia Navas. Navas said that she is waiting...

That Makes It Nine, The Women Accusing Former President Arias

The list keeps growing. Nine are now the women who have accused former Costa Rica president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias, of rape and sexual harassment. In an exclusive interview with La Nacion on Thursday, Patricia Volio García, who worked as a personal trainer Arias,...

Oscar Arias Leaving the Prosecutor’s Office: “I Ask For Your Understanding”

Visibly shaken, holding his hands tight and crestfallen, the two-time former president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias Sanchez, left the Fiscalía de Género (Gender Prosecutor's Office) this morning. With a soft tone in his voice, he asked for "understanding". The former president was at the Fiscalia...

Emilia Navas On Oscar Arias: ‘It will be investigated like any other case’

Emilia Navas, Costa Rica's Attorney General (Fiscal General), said that the accusations of rape and sexual abuse against former president Oscar Arias will be investigated "like any other case." "It is a matter of a delicate type of crime and, out of respect for the...

U.S. Political Scientist Denounces in “New York Times” A New Case of Sexual Harassment of Oscar Arias

The list of women who claim to have faced cases of sexual harassment by former president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias Sanchez, continues to grow. The latest alleged victim is a US political researcher. This Sunday, Carina A. Black, 52, a political scientist at the...

Second “Denuncia” For Sexual Assault Filed Against Oscar Arias

Yazmín Morales Camacho, Miss Costa Rica 1994, who accuses Oscar Arias of sexual abuse, says she feels strong, but with "fear of reprisals", after filing a denuncia (criminal complaint) against the former president and Nobel Laureate on Thursday. Yazmín, 48, told Nacional that she decided...

President Alvarado Calls For Guarantees For Accusers and Right To Defense For Arias

In the face of accusations of rape and sexual misconduct by five women against former President Noble Laureate Oscar Arias, President Carlos Alvarado, requested guarantees for the accusers and the right to defense for the former president. "There are two central and important elements that...

Five, Now The Number of Women Alleging Oscar Arias of Sexual Assault

Five is now the number of women who have come forward, accusing former president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias, of sexual assault or misconduct. On Wednesday, Marta Araya Marroni, 53-year-old editor of a book "Con Velas, Timón y Compass" by Arias, said that when she...

Doctor Accuses Oscar Arias Of Rape

A doctor and activist, and daughter of a former PLN legislator denounced former president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias, for rape that would have occurred in 2014. The complaint was made before the Fiscalía Adjunta de Género (Deputy Prosecutor's Office of Gender), on Monday. The Public...

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...

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