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

Posted on September 12, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador

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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