Man jailed in Puerto Viejo rape case

A man has been jailed on the allegation that he raped a U.S. woman in Puerto Viejo de Limón.

The Poder Judicial identified him by the last name of Santos, and said Friday that he has been remanded to preventative detention by the Juzgado Penal de Bribrí.

The Poder Judicial said that the crime happened a week ago when the woman encountered the man in a local bar. The allegation is that the pair went to a nearby beach where the man forced himself upon the woman.

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