September 11, 2013
Update: Man Lost in Andes Wanted for Sex Abuse Charges
By Ben Romans
An article in the Washington Times says the good news story of 58-year old Raul Gomez Cincunegui, who was rescued Sunday after spending four months lost in the Andes Mountains, is turning sour after Chilean officials revealed the Uruguayan man is wanted for child sex abuse charges.
Chilean prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Cincunegui on April 22nd, 2013, a few weeks before he embarked on a motorcycle trek across the Andes Mountains. Also, it’s been reported rescuers found Cincunegui in a shelter at nearly 14,760 feet above sea level, not 9,318 feet as originally reported by the New York Daily News.