German Moreno: Fugitive Serial Child Rapist Found But Can't Be Deported

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Found but not arrested.
A man who fled Houston after being charged with sexual assault of a minor in 2005 has been found in Costa Rica, according to reporters there.

German Moreno was already a fugitive from Costa Rica, where he'd been convicted of sexually assaulting minors, when he was charged with similar crimes in Houston. A singer in a church choir who practiced medicine without a license at a low-cost clinic, Moreno was believed to have molested dozens of boys he saw as patients.

Moreno fled from Houston after paying his share of the $60,000 bond ordered by Harris County District Court Judge Belinda Hill. He had been charged with two counts of indecency with a child, two counts of assault of a child and one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Moreno opened a medical clinic in the beach resort town of Playa Carmen three years ago, according to David Boddiger, editor and writer of the Tico Times.

Although Moreno had already been convicted in Costa Rica, a loophole in the country's law has kept him from being arrested.

"Although convicted of sex crimes against minors [in Costa Rica], police cannot arrest him here because the statute of limitations on his crimes has expired, and the constitution protects him from extradition to the U.S.," according to the Tico Times story. It also states that "neighbors and patients of the clinic say they are frustrated by the government's inability to pursue justice in this case. Officials say that unless new criminal complaints are filed, Moreno is a free man."

After Moreno's Houston arrest, Harris County Public Health Department officials began notifying the families of 46 children Moreno treated at Dynamic Health Care Clinic (since closed). At the same time, the Houston Police Department posted a notice on its Web site, asking additional victims to contact the department's Juvenile Division Sex Crimes Unit: "Due to the number of victims who have come forward, investigators believe other potential victims have not reported similar contact with the suspect."

Stay tuned for more.

Update: He's been arrested again on new child-sex charges in Costa Rica.


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Britney H Lee
Britney H Lee

Dr David Kenneth Cochrane Registered Sex Offender Six Counts of rape including minors, three counts of indecent assault all involving patients dating back to the early millennium. Psychiatrist 6 months in Jail, 2 years probation, including 6 month license suspension. North Bay Canada Ontario and now re-employed for the regional health centre.

Mother
Mother

What a fricken creep. He needs to be shot for ruining the lives of those children.

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

WOW They can't just shut him down.? where did he get all that money? So he is a fake dr and no one can stop him.? 

Ticasjs
Ticasjs

  oh this  s   one     at the  reazons  some   people  like this    kind  go  to  my  country      child  molesters    to   have     more    and     more    freedom   to  do  this  things     we  better  put  attention  who  is  coming  there    criminals  like  this  guy  belong   jail     no  a  beatifull      place  like  cr    oh  god  protect  us  

Mabeline
Mabeline

Well if I were the kids parent I'd just roll down there and  waste him, now how hard is that ?

Collinitzki
Collinitzki

Not hard at all. The hard part would be spending the rest of your life in a Costa Rican prison.

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