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.
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.
The Board of Directors of the National Teachers’ Pension Fund (JUPEMA) on Friday rejected a request by four former lawmakers to have their pensions boosted to that of a legislator, instead of much lower pensions as teachers.
Costa Rica’s High School Teachers' Association on Wednesday said that four lawmakers, who previously worked as educators, filed applications to increase their pensions by taking into account their salaries as legislators rather than wages they earned as teachers.