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Provisional detention for a suspect of the rape and homicide of a 5-year-old girl in Chiriquí

Provisional detention for a suspect of the rape and homicide of a 5-year-old girl in Chiriquí

The man was charged with the crimes of femicide and aggravated rape to the detriment of a minor, due to the incident that occurred in Gualaca.
The Public Ministry of Panama reported this afternoon that in a hearing of guarantees the Homicide and Femicide Section of the Chiriquí Prosecutor's Office, obtained the provisional arrest of a man accused of the crimes of femicide and aggravated rape to the detriment of a minor, occurred in the district of Gualaca, Chiriquí.

The femicide of the minor under 5 years old, which shocked the public, occurred on July 12, 2021 in the Los Pozos sector.

It was previously reported that the minor along with her parents had moved to this community in recent days, as her parents were looking for work.

According to the parents, on July 12, the girl had gone to the store with her brother, however, he returned home alone and before the disappearance of the minor they filed a complaint to find her lifeless hours later, with blows to the head and signs of sexual abuse.

The accused will remain in detention for six months, while the investigations are carried out.
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