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Two men arrested in Playa del Carmen rapes

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Two men have been arrested in the rape of several Playa del Carmen woman that occurred earlier in the month.

Joaquín Morales Fernández, general director of Public Safety says that two men have been arrested for the violation of two women in Playa del Carmen earlier in May. The two detained men were identified by their victims.

He said that one of the men who sexually abused a woman in a park in the city’s south apparently previously lived with her.

The second man, who was also identified by his victim, was arrested through a police operation put into place in the area of the rapes. Morales Fernández said that three women were raped in the same areas consisting of vacant lots or public areas in May.

He added that a third man was also arrested for the rape of a woman in a different area. He is accused of raping a woman in Colosio.

Morales Fernández said that the city is in the process of adding lighting to these areas and that the municipal police have increased patrols.

In May, municipal police were warning women in Playa del Carmen to take precautions after the rape of three women were reported.