Suspect Arrested In Rape of 9 Year Old Girl in Bocas del Toro

Panama, September 2012

An adult subject was arrested by the Prosecutor’s Office and the National Police early yesterday morning, Wednesday, suspected of the rape of a nine year old girl on 13 September in the village of Almirante, Bocas del Toro province. José Manuel Ortega, The Chief of the Police Zone in the province, said the evidence is overwhelming and the subject is linked to rapes that occurred years ago. He said it is possible the same suspect might also be involved in the case of the girl who ws found dead inside a black bag under the bridge on the Oeste Arriba river in Almirante, on 20 September. He reported that the security sectors and detectives are working day and night to bring the evildoers to justice, and to restore calm to the people of Bocas del Toro. (Critica)