Costa Rica judge detained for child pornography

December 17, 2015

A civil judge in Heredia was detained Thursday under suspicion of possessing and producing pornography, according to the prosecutor’s office in Heredia. The judge, surnamed Hilge, is accused of filming in the women’s bathroom of a judicial building.

Raids on the judge’s house, car and office yielded “compact discs containing child pornography” and video cameras, among other evidence.

Prosecutors opened an investigation into the judge’s alleged illegal activities last Tuesday after an employee of the justice tribunals in Heredia found a hidden camera in the women’s bathroom.

“The initial investigation links Hilge to the crime,” the prosecutor’s office informed.

The office is analyzing whether to seek preventive measures against the judge, who could face up to eight years in prison if found guilty.

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