Wanted on suspicion of raping and impregnating his own daughter when she was a minor, José Alberto Orozco Ramírez was caught in the United States, where he fled to more tha a decade ago.
Orozco, now 48 years old, is wanted by the Cartago district attorney for the incident occurreed in 2002. The man is believed to have fled the country in 2003.
Costa Rican authorities had distributed in several countries information on the wanted Tico.
Orozco was captured by U.S. authorities in New Jersey, a state home to many Costa Rican expatriates.
Interpol wanted poster
Laura Monge, district attorney of the Office of Technical Assistance and International Relations (OATRI), told Channel 7 Television news that U.S. authorities are coordinating with Interpol and the immigration service (Migración) to repatriate the