Judicial agents detained a U.S. resident from Escazú Saturday just as he was leaving the country by air. The charge is rape of a minor, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.
The arrest came at Juan Santamaría airport.
The 57-year-old man has not been identified yet, but agents said that he has a home and works in Costa Rica.
The allegation is that the man contacted minors electronically and brought them to his Escazú home. There he is accused of purchasing sex for money.
The rape charge stems from such a scenario that took place in July.
The allegation is that a female minor brought to the home declined the man’s advances and that he raped her.
Sunday agents searched the man’s dwelling for evidence.
The judicial agency did not give the ages of
the women involved. Patronizing a prostitute who is under 18 years is a crime.
Casa Presidencial continually claims that foreign men are coming to the country to engage in sexual conduct with underage women, but the allegations announced Sunday do not amount to sexual tourism.