Friday, 23 October 2020

Two men arrested of touching buttocks of cyclist while pedaling

The inappropriate touching occurred in San Ramon, the men were arrested in Cuidad Quesada and La Fortuna

(QCOSTARICA) Two men could end up spending from three to six years in jail for touching the buttocks of a female cyclist while she was pedaling on her way to the gym.

According to the police report the sexual abuse of the cyclist occurred in San Ramon last Monday morning, when the woman was pedaling through the Bajo Rodríguez area, in Peñas Blancas de San Ramón.

In the video that circulated the social networks and allowing the investigators to identify the alleged offenders, the driver of the vehicle slows down to match the speed of the cyclist, while the passenger sticks out from the window and proceeds to touch the athlete’s buttocks.

- paying the bills -

According to Pablo Calvo, head of the San Ramón OIJ, the young men were identified, one surnamed Marín Arias and another surnamed Castro López, both 20 years old.

“These two subjects are linked to the fact that happened on Monday 17 of this month, when one of the alleged offenders touched the buttocks of a female who was about to arrive at a gym in the Bajo Rodríguez sector. When the female is on her way to the gym, she perceives that she is being followed and at a certain moment she feels that one of the subjects, from a vehicle, passes by and touches her buttocks,” Calvo explained.

The men were arrested at 4:00 pm Thursday when they were about to enter the supermarket they worked at, one, identified by his last name Marí,  in Cuidad Quesada, the other, Castro, in Los Angeles de la Fortuna.

Article 162 of the Código Penal (Penal Code) establishes penalties of three to six years in prison when the perpetrator of the sexual abuse “takes advantage of the vulnerability of the offended person, or he is unable to resist or bodily violence or intimidation is used.”

- paying the bills -
- paying the bills -
Q Costa Rica
Q Costa Rica
Reports by QCR staff

Related Articles

Reinas join OIJ to help women who suffer physical and sexual violence

QCOSTARICA - A few months ago, after being in an intense...

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,...


Passage at the southern border blocked again

QCOSTARICA - The protests and blockades did not occur Wednesday, however, Costa Rican tuckers closed again, at around 5:00 pm transit through the border...

EV Imports brings the Tesla Model 3 to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - EV Imports, a Costa Rican company dedicated exclusively to the sale of 100% electric cars, brings to Costa Rica the 2020 Tesla...

Reinas join OIJ to help women who suffer physical and sexual violence

QCOSTARICA - A few months ago, after being in an intense self-defense class, the partners, friends and beauty queens María Teresa Rodríguez (Miss Costa...

German tourist beats up a thug who tried to steal his cell phone

QCOSTARICA - A man with the last names Campos Guzmán suffered a good beating (tremenda golpiza in Spanish) at the hands of a German...

Trouble in Paradise: Violence at protests threaten to unhinge IMF agreement in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - As the economic toll of the Covid-19 pandemic takes shape around the globe, the Costa Rican government finds itself in an increasingly...

Change in restrictions increased number of cars on the streets

QCOSTARICA - Did you notice more cars on the streets this Saturday? German Marín, director of the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police), confirmed "an...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

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.