SAN SALVADOR (AP) — El Salvador on Friday handed over to US authorities a Salvadoran required by the US justice system on charges of sexually assaulting a minor.
The Attorney General’s Office issued a report detailing that it completed the extradition process for Franklin Antonio Cárcamo Girón, required by the Loudoun County Circuit Court, state of Virginia, United States, to be prosecuted for that charge. The Salvadoran Supreme Court of Justice approved the extradition.
Cárcamo Girón is accused of abusing a 13-year-old girl from February to September 2001, and to avoid being prosecuted he returned to El Salvador. He was facing a red alert from Interpol and was captured by Salvadoran authorities on August 18, 2020.
The United States embassy in El Salvador published a photograph of the delivery of Cárcamo Girón and welcomed the decision of the local authorities.
“Working together we give security to our two countries. We applaud the extradition of Franklin Antonio Cárcamo Girón, who must face two charges of rape in the state of Virginia,” he posted on Twitter.
On the other hand, this week El Salvador handed over to the United States two Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members required by that country to be tried for various crimes. They will be prosecuted on charges of homicide, organized crime and drug trafficking.
Washington has asked El Salvador for the immediate extradition of at least 14 leaders of the Mara Salvatrucha to prosecute them for crimes committed in that country.
In 2012, the US government included the Mara Salvatrucha on a list of international criminal organizations, and three years later the Supreme Court of Justice of El Salvador declared it a terrorist along with the Barrio 18 gang.