AN AMERICAN tourist has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl in a luxury Brazil hotel – while his doctor wife was on the US frontline battling the coronavirus crisis.
Jason Roy Hutchinson, 47, has been arrested in Rio de Janeiro for allegedly favouring prostitution and other forms of sexual exploitation of adolescents.
Jason Roy Hutchinson, 47, reportedly had sex with the teen while her mother was in the room next door with her two-year-old son
The 14-year-old’s mother has also been arrested for exploiting her child
The youngsters mother was also arrested after she allegedly arranged the sordid sexual encounter and sat in the next room while it took place.
The Brazilian woman reportedly received tickets for herself, her daughter and her two-year-old son from Hutchinson to fly the family to Rio de Janeiro.
Hutchinson told police that he had been planning to visit Brazil with his wife, who is a doctor – but she had to remain in the United States, where she is a frontline worker during the pandemic.
The California resident had booked a BRL 1,500 (£207) a night room in a luxury hotel in the exclusive Copacabana neighbourhood, in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro.
Police burst into the room of the five-star establishment while Hutchinson was allegedly having sex with the girl on January 5, according to reports.
The suspect was seen in the hotel with the young girl, who was evidently not his daughter, before cops were alerted.
Hutchinson booked a room in a five-star hotel in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
It’s claimed detectives watched security camera footage of the pair in the lobby and other areas of the hotel, where Hutchinson, who lives in Hermosa Beach, was seen kissing and stroking the teen.
They then broke into his room where they allegedly found the 47-year-old having sexual intercourse with the girl, while her mother stayed in the next room with her son.
Police suspect the “poor” family had been persuaded by Hutchinson’s offers of cash to travel from their home in Sao Paulo State to Rio, for him to solicit sex from the girl.
Hutchinson confessed he had made the trip alone so that he could have sex with the girl, but insisted he was unaware of her age.
A preliminary investigation suggested that it is not the first time the mother has prostituted her teen daughter.
Police officer Felipe Santoro told local media: “We believe the victim has been sexually exploited for some time, since her mother doesn’t work and she accompanies her daughter on various trips.
“She even instructed her on how to act with clients.”
Both suspects are being held and will face trial.
Police burst into the room while he was having sex with the teenager
Hutchinson is seen being led away in handcuffs after his arrest