By Yaron Steinbuch
January 8, 2021 | 8:25am | Updated January 8, 2021 | 8:25am
A California man allegedly traveled to Rio de Janeiro to have sex with a 14-year-old girl – saying he’d planned to visit Brazil with his doctor wife, but she had to stay in the US to treat COVID-19 patients, according to a report.
Jason Roy Hutchinson, 47, of Hermosa Beach, was arrested in Rio de Janeiro after he allegedly paid the girl’s mother to have sex with her at a swanky hotel in the Copacabana neighborhood, The Sun reported.
The teen’s mom, who sat in an adjoining room during the sickening encounter in the five-star hotel, also was arrested, according to the outlet.
She has been identified in local reports as Sarai Bastos Santos.
Police broke into Hutchinson’s $280-a-night room on Tuesday while he was allegedly having sex with the underage girl, local media reported.
Earlier, detectives watched surveillance video of Hutchinson and the girl in the lobby and other parts of the hotel, where he was reportedly seen kissing and stroking the teen.
Hutchinson reportedly provided plane tickets for the woman, her daughter and 2-year-old son to fly to Rio for the revolting rendezvous.
The man told investigators he had planned to visit Brazil with his wife, but she had to remain in the US, where she is a frontline worker during the coronavirus pandemic.
He confessed he had traveled alone so he could have sex with the girl, but insisted he was unaware of her age.
“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,” Police Officer Felipe Santoro told local media. “She even instructed her on how to act with clients.”
Hutchinson and the mother were being held on prostitution-related charges.
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