Teen says taxi driver raped her

A taxi driver has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor in San Rafael de Alajuela. Fuerza Pública officers detained the driver, a 38-year-old with the last names González Ortega, late Thursday night.

A 15-year-old girl asked to have a ride from Belén de Heredia to a church located in the center of Alajuela, according to a police report. She told police that González took her to Santa Ana instead and raped her.

Authorities said they immediately issued the help of the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia, known as PANI, to give professional care and any necessary psychological aid to the girl.

González, who was driving a Geo brand car and is a resident of Belén de Heredia, was detained by police in San Rafael de Alajuela and sent to the area prosecutor.

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