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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A couple of Dominicans were sentenced to eight years in prison in Costa Rica for the crime of human trafficking and sexually exploiting women in the south of the country.

    The sentence was imposed Monday by a court Osa, Puntarenas province (south), against a man named Grullon and a woman named de la Cruz, arrested in May by the Immigration Police in coordination with the Prosecutor Against Organized Crime.

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    The case dates back to last May when a woman escaped from a Dominican nationality bar “Las Vegas”, located on Osa, and told authorities that she was being sexually exploited and was forced under threats to remain on the premises.

    In Costa Rica the Anti-Trafficking regulation establishes punishments ranging from 4 to 16 years for various forms of this crime, such illegal organ trafficking, sexual exploitation, slavery, and forced labor, among others. (EFE)

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