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Ecuador: Expat from the U.S. accused by two sex workers of false imprisonment

Two sex workers allege they were victims of false imprisonment by U.S. citizen and threatened with a knife when they wanted to leave the American’s apartment. (machine translated) / Two sex workers of Colombian nationality, 20 and 21, were allegedly abducted by a man of U.S. nationality yesterday afternoon in the Condominios Del Ejido building located at the corner of Luis Moreno Mora and Cornelio Merchán streets.

At 14:00 yesterday, one of the women, who was in the citizen’s apartment in question, threw herself from the balcony on the first floor, made the front yard of the building to seek help from authorities.

Residents indicated that the woman got off the ground and ran to ask for help from the inhabitants of the surrounding houses. Neighbors alerted to the Integrated Safety System ECU 911, from where the attention was coordinated with the Police, Fire and Civil Transit Agents.

Colonel Willian Calle, Chief of the Southern District of Police, reported that after taking the women’s statements, it was reported that they entered the apartment on Sunday, September 10, to drink alcoholic beverages and perform sexual services to the foreign citizen.


Monday afternoon when the women tried to leave the building, apparently the man tried to have the women consume drugs and threatened them with a knife so they would not leave the apartment.

Inside the building was found two short sharp weapons and 200 grams of cocaine and marijuana that were placed at the request of the prosecution to investigate the case. A person who served as a guard in the building, is held in pre-trial detention to render his version in this case. Read Article

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Expat in Ecuador Brutally Attacked, victim of hate crime, “get out of our country”

HATE CRIME AGAINST GRINGO IN LOJA ECUADOR U.S. Citizen told to get out of the country, Ecuador is not for them but for Ecuadorians, Attacked with a blow to the back of his head. / Expat attacked in Loja. (machine translated) They demanded that he leave the restaurant because of his ethnic background. Then [...]

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Expat’s home burgled in Salinas Ecuador

On or about March 18, 2017, an expat couple from the U.S. took a trip to visit Montanita. Upon their return to Salinas Ecuador, they discovered their residence had been burgled. burglarize The Victim’s Account – Unedited SOURCE – FACEBOOK GROUP – Name of Victim withheld. Well, it finally happened and we were robbed while [...]

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Australians Detained for Alleged Cocaine Smuggling in Ecuador reported three Australians have been detained in Ecuador on suspicion of smuggling up to 10 kilograms of cocaine. The trio, two men and a woman from Melbourne, were arrested in late January in the city of Guayaquil, south-west of Quito. Fairfax Media reports they have been in custody ever since and insist the drugs [...]

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Ballenita, Ecuador: Expat victim of home invasion, threatened with a knife

Ballenita, Ecuador: Expat victim of home invasion, threatened with a knife by two assailants, tied up and gagged. On March 10, 2017, an expat from the U.S. was at home alone at about 8:30 am. She heard a knock on the door and thinking it was the garbage man, opened her door. Two men wielding [...]

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Expat from Italy dies in Ecuador after apparently being hit by a boat while swimming

IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS, TWO ITALIAN EXPATS DEAD FROM UNNATURAL CAUSES Manlio Grazzani age 68, a popular and athletic expat from Italy living in Salinas Ecuador met a tragic death while swimming earlier this month at Chipipe beach in Salinas Ecuador. According to reports from Super Peninsular his corpse was found on the beach [...]

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Expat in Ecuador Arrested and extradited to U.S. for attempted murder

Suspect used several aliases, was well-known in the U.S. expats communities in Cuenca as well as on the coast. By Joe Marusak A 62-year-old man who fled to Ecuador after being charged with attempted first-degree murder has been extradited back to Burke County after at least two years on the lam. Dean Allen Yancey [...]

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Expat Missing Salinas, Ecuador

MISSING: JONATHAN C. GILCHRIST – US CITIZEN, RESIDENT OF SALINAS ECUADOR Former Houston Texas Resident This article is prepared by As often the case with a missing person event, the story can be very fluid and change within moments. It is believed by LACE that the facts presented here are accurate despite many missing [...]

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Expat in Ecuador dies after home invasion

MALACATOS, LOJA, ECUADOR (Developing Story) EXPAT FROM ITALY APPARENTLY DIES FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED FROM A BRAZEN SAVAGE ATTACK AND HOME INVASION Some segments of this report is provided by an anonymous source believed to be reliable. reported that Mauro Burzio, 68, a native of Venasca Italy who spent decades abroad and lived in Ecuador [...]

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Ecuador: Tourist stranded after refusing to mule a package back to Malaysia

YOUNG MAN REFUSES TO BE A MULE – STRANDED IN ECUADOR FOR TWO MONTHS – NOW HOME SAFELY / Young Businessman given free ticket by a customer in Malaysia to travel to Ecuador. When getting ready to return to his home country, he is asked to take (smuggle) a package back with him. He [...]

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