After that 19 inmates escaped the Rehabilitation Center for Boys No. 2, aka “The Rock“, on Monday, there is uncertainty on who might be responsible for such an act.
With so much doubt, the judge Cristian Jurado made a hearing of charges against the 14 guards who allegedly were threatened with firearms and machetes, before being locked up and handcuffed behind visit cell bars.
The 14 prison guards will be investigated for possible involvement in the escape of the 19 “extremely dangerous” prisoners. Jurado ordered a remand until they obtain specific findings of the act.
Javier Cevallos Gonzalez, director of the maximum security prison, was also dictated custody for the crime of omission (neglect of an individual on the responsibility of an act), and was issued a capture warrant.
It is also known that six other guides did not go to work the day of the escape, so they will also be investigated.
The provincial prosecutor Paul Ponce Quiroz said there are indications that the escape was planned and assisted since they “have escaped from the back of the detention center. This suggests that there was outside help. They have reached the Daule River, where they took a boat, went across the river and escaped with various forms, including vehicles that, according to my understanding, must have been waiting for them, “he said.
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