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Plaintiff in sexual assault case against Costa Rica ex-lawmaker Justo Orozco rejects out-of-court settlement

Self-described moral crusader and outspoken advocate of "traditional family values" Justo Orozco faces up to six years in prison if convicted of aggravated sexual assault, and three more years if convicted of holding the alleged victim against her will.

Costa Rican ex-lawmaker Justo Orozco faces another criminal complaint for alleged sexual abuse

The Prosecutor's Office on Thursday confirmed that a second woman has filed a criminal complaint alleging sexual abuse by former Costa Rican Renovation Party lawmaker Justo Orozco Álvarez. The complaint was filed early Wednesday morning over an incident that allegedly occurred on Tuesday, the same day Orozco was arrested on sexual abuse charges filed by a different victim.

Costa Rica ex-lawmaker and anti-gay evangelical Justo Orozco arrested on alleged sexual abuse charges

Former evangelical legislator Justo Orozco Álvarez was arrested on charges of alleged sexual abuse and deprivation of liberty against a woman who thought she was going for a job interview.

INTERACTIVE: A timeline of the Chinchilla administration’s scandals

President Laura Chinchilla leaves office Thursday as the least popular leader in Latin America for the second year in a row. Check out our timeline of the scandals and resignations that dealt a black eye to Chinchilla’s government.

Prosecutors raid Costa Rica lawmaker Justo Orozco’s office in ongoing probe

The Penal Branch of the Supreme Court ordered the raid as part of investigations into allegations that the evangelical lawmaker used his public office to conduct private business.

Costa Rica’s Notary Administration investigates lawmaker Justo Orozco

Orozco could face a suspension of his notary license for up to one month.

Evangelical lawmaker Justo Orozco to preside over commission studying IVF bill

The religious extremist said he will oppose an IVF bill, despite an order by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Lawmaker Justo Orozco: ‘We will respect court ruling’ on in vitro fertilization

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is expected to rule on Costa Rica’s ban on in vitro fertilization this week.

The happiness of Justo Orozco

The evangelical lawmaker says he wants to help Costa Ricans find joy in their lives. But critics call Orozco – the new president of the Legislative Assembly’s Human Rights Commission – hateful, homophobic and living in the past.
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