Costa Rica: Tourist from U.S. reports rape in Puerto Viejo

Posted on February 28, 2016 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Crime (Dece 31, 2015) reported a U.S. woman, age 27, filed a criminal complaint against a man who she says raped her last Sunday on a beach in the southern Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo, according to the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ).

On Tuesday night, National Police officers in Limón province arrested a local resident with the last names Santos Hernández, 38, as the main suspect.

The man was identified after OIJ agents reviewed footage from a security camera at a bar, where both the victim and suspect had been before the alleged rape. The video shows the suspect approaching the victim.

OIJ said Santos has a criminal record associated with rape. Read Article

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