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.
A lackluster victory is what the Citizen Action Party earned today in gaining control of the Legislative Assembly’s directorate. Instead of today’s events being seen as a brilliant triumph, the PAC has mud on its face. Yes, they won, but not before opening wounds and creating distrust among key supporters who helped put them in office.
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.