Hospitals searched in case of high court magistrate

The Ministerio Público said Tuesday that two public hospitals and a clinic have been searched for evidence in a case of a high court magistrate accused of rape.

The Ministerio Público houses the prosecutors, and the fiscal general, Jorge Chavarría, supervised the searches. Prosecutors and agents were acting on the order of the Sala Tercera high criminal court. The magistrate involved, Óscar González, sits on the Sala Primera. the high court for civil cases.

A female judge has accused him of rape.

The Ministerio Público said that agents were seeking files related to the case. and that a judicial order was required because medical files are confidential.

The two hospitals were México and Calderón Guardia. Also searched was a clinic in Heredia.

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