Costa Rica News – Police have captured the suspect of a prostitution operation in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste. The man was arrested on Friday morning for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old girl, for which he paid ¢50,000.
He appears as a member of 14 corporations. The arrest of this businessman occurred because, during the investigation, they observed him pick the minor up from her house and take her to another house where they had sex.
The capture was made by officers of the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ), when the involved went to the judicial offices in Santa Cruz to attend a summons from the authorities.
The police action also involved the arrest of a woman who was apparently recruiting girls to prostitute. She was arrested on Thursday night. An undercover agent contacted her and arranged for a meeting in which she would facilitate a sexual encounter with the child. At that moment the capture was made.
The 17-year-old was one of 10 women sexually exploited. They were promoted in a WhatsApp file. The criminal proceedings suspect the crime of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and paid sexual relations with a minor.