The Office of the Prosecutor and the Police obtained new clues about the disappearance of Juliana Campoverde, which occurred on July 7, 2012, in the south of Quito. Technical expertise established that the victim’s phone chip was placed on the cell phone of Jonathan C., an evangelical pastor, suspected of the disappearance.
The call triangulation revealed that the last time Juliana’s chip was used was the day she did not return home, at 7:50 PM. The girl’s family, however, did not know more about her since morning. “he was the last person to have knowledge of Juliana and then sheltering himself in a stealth of pastoral counseling … he tried to sustain his alibi,” said the night of this Wednesday, September 5, 2018, the prosecutor Mayra Soria, during a press.
The researcher also confirmed that no official evangelical church practices secret confession, as the Catholic Church does. In the investigations, the Police found that the evangelical leader also created a false profile on Facebook to communicate with the victim.
In the social network called Juan Solano and according to the version of the now detained, the idea of his profile was to give pastoral support and accompaniment to the girl in sentimental issues.
The prosecution’s theory is that the religious leader took advantage of his influence and through threats and Bible verses told Juliana that she should marry one of the children of the senior pastor of the church she attended, a relative of the suspect.
During the six years of the disappearance, the pastor affirmed that the day of the events he was at work, at the Institute of Meritocracy. “But we have established through technical tests that the entry records were adulterated,” Soria said.
At the hearing held on Wednesday night, the suspect was prosecuted for extortive kidnapping for sexual purposes. He was remanded in custody. (I)