An American in his early forties is in preventive detention in Boquete charged with rape, aggravated libidinous acts and corruption of minors,
He had been arrested by agents of the National Police, in conjunction with the Public Prosecutor's Office (MP) of Boquete, for alleged links to child pornography, pedophilia, and possession of illicit substances He was captured inside a hostel in Palmira de Boquete Chiriqui, after a six-months intelligence operation following denunciations made to the authorities.
They confiscated computers, USB sticks, CDs and other electronic devices.
On Monday, April 8 a judge of guarantees ordered the American’s provisional detention for six months while investigations continue. Prosecutor Gissele Acosta, said that he had approached minors when they left school.
It would be appropriate to indicated the suspect’s name with a photograph; mainly for others who have been assaulted to come forward who may not be aware of his capture.