July 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Four Nicaraguan constructions workers have been arrested in connection to the alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old U.S. student from Wisconsin who was in Costa Rica as part of a study tour.
The young woman was allegedly raped by multiple attackers over the weekend in La Fortuna de San Carlos, a popular tourist town that is home to the Arenal Volcano.
According to the victim, she was attacked after leaving a bar-restaurant called ‘El Establo.’
The girl told police that the men took her to an empty house on the edge of the main road and raped her on the patio.
The four Nicaraguan men, aged between 27 and 35, were arrested Tuesday while working at a nearby construction site.
The suspects were placed at the time and location of the rape by several witnesses. Authorities plan to present the men to witnesses in a lineup shortly.
Editor’s note: Our original report of the crime, made earlier today, stated that the victim was 17 years of age. New information indicates that victim is in fact aged 19.