exposing the dark side of adoption
Register Log in

GT News: PGN Employee Arrested


September 23, 2008

GT News: PGN Employee Arrested

Employee of PGN Captured for Stealing Children

The worker and his wife are accused by authorities of stealing a child to be given up for adoption.

Ericka Marroquin, Siglo 21 | ericka.marroquin @ sigloxxi.com

Link: http://www.sigloxxi.com/noticias/23308

Oscar Geovanny Galicia Guerra, 36, an employee of the Attorney General's Office (PGN), was arrested yesterday by security forces and the Public Ministry (MP) accused of the crime of child abduction.
According to prosecutors, from a few months ago to investigate Galicia Guerra, like other employees of the institution, on suspicion of integrating a network of kdnappers who handled the adoption by taking advantage of their positions.

Agents of the Criminal Investigation Division (DINC) of the National Civil Police (PNC) captured Galicia Guerra in the 4th. and 4th Avenue. street from the zona 9, when carried in her arms a child stolen from a private hogar on Sept. 7, and who is suspected, "negotiated" for the adoption.
The wife of the detainee could not be apprehended so that investigations are continuing to trace his whereabouts.

There was a cameraman
Abraham Baca, a spokesman for PGN, confirmed that Galicia works in the unit since May 3 1993, serving as a cameraman for the Attorney General on Children. His job was to document cases of adoption and the rescue of minors.

"He asked for permission to miss today (yesterday) to go to work, because he would go to the Civil Registry to register the child," said Baca, who said no official information on the causes of the detention of the worker.

Galicia refrained from declaring any statements after his capture, but said the mother of the child, who had made the complaint of theft of her daughter, had regretted giving her up for adoption, so she decided to "return to the courts" .

Up until Dec. 31, 2007, PGN was the institution responsible for examining cases of adoptions in the country. According to records of the institution itself, since 1997 gave up for adoption 30 thousand 568 children, whose main destination was the United States.
On April 26 this institution ruled favorably 650 records of children who left the country without being subjected to the process of regularization (comparison with the biological mother), referred to in Article 57 of the Adoption Act.

Posted by Marie, Guatadopt.com

Posted by Marie at September 23, 2008 04:34 AM
2008 Sep 23