U.S. extradites Costa Rica sex-abuse fugitive

August 18, 2011

As Costa Rica struggles to find a way to let justice work on the case of fugitive doctor German Enrique Moreno Rojas, just last week, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations division deported a Costa Rican national wanted on an Interpol arrest warrant for indecent assault, sexual abuse of a minor and corruption of minors.

Gerardo Cajina Badilla entered the United States illegally in 2005, fleeing Costa Rica to avoid prosecution. Interpol published a red notice arrest warrant in May 2006. According to an Interpol press release, last July 26, a judge ordered Cajina removed from the U.S.

“This removal demonstrates our resolute commitment to identify, arrest and remove those individuals who falsely believe they can escape legal issues in their home country by hiding out in ours,” said John Tsoukaris, field office director for ERO in Newark, where Cajina’s deportation took place. “We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement authorities around the world to ensure that criminals face the consequences of their illegal actions,” he added.

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