Judicial agents captured A 55-year-old U.S. citizen Tuesday after his photo showed up among a batch of fugitives that the Judicial Investigating Organization had distributed.
He was identified as Charles Espina, who faces a 12-year sentence for paying for sex with minors, according to the agency.
Agents located Espina in Los Yoses at noon. Agents said he had been a fugitive for about four months.
He was located due to a call to a confidential judicial telephone number, they said.
Under the Costa Rican system, a trial court sentence usually is appealed and many times the person who has been convicted remains free until the appeals court makes a decision. For that reason, the Judicial Investigating Organization had circulated the photos of 15 fugitives, including Espina.