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FGE captures man accused of 10 sex related crimes in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Investigative Police report the capture of a male who has been accused of 10 sex related crimes between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.

In a virtual press conference, the head of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) of Quintana Roo, Óscar Montes de Oca Rosales, reported that as a result of the field and cabinet work, Investigative Police executed an arrest warrant against Erath J for the crime of rape to the detriment of a minor.

It is believed he is also related to at least nine other cases of rape, sexual abuse and corruption of minors in the municipalities of Solidaridad and Cozumel.

During his public statement, Óscar Montes de Oca Rosale explained that after two months of monitoring, analysis, and the use of technology, police from the intelligence area were finally able to locate the accused. He was found at the address of a place he had just leased for rent in Playa del Carmen.

Montes de Oca Rosale noted that the accused was hiding in various places after his identity and alleged sexual allegations were released on social media. This information release caused nine others to come forward. He explained that some of the other alleged victims were sexually assaulted after being given toxic substances.

He added that currently, 10 investigations have been initiated for events that occurred in the municipalities of Cozumel and Solidaridad on different dates for the crimes of rape, sexual abuse and corruption of minors. From this, Montes de Oca Rosale said police were able to obtain two arrest warrants.

Montes de Oca Rosales added that Erath J will remain in preventive detention, a precautionary measure imposed ex officio, while they continue with investigations regarding the other victims.