In one of the calls traced by police, police agents from the 31th Military Police Battalion (BPM) in Barra asked Sandra for "some little kids" for a party. The call was reported made from the BPM barracks, on a line registered to the account of the state public safety secretariate. The room in which that telephone was installed was pinpointed by police. It was a room reserved for police in charge of sealed investigations.
PM da guarda do Palácio é preso por aliciar menores (G1/Globo): "Military policeman from the palace guard is arresting for sexual molestation of minors."
He was also a militia member from the Recreio das Bandeirantes, prosecutors say. Where Inspector Tostes was assassinated. For more recent newsflow on Rio militias, see also
Recently, some out of towners in for the Pan-American Games -- San Francisco, California police officers, to be exact -- were shaken down at gunpoint by PMs outside the Help! nightclub on the ritzy Copacabana beachside (Rio: "San Francisco Cops Report Shakedown").
You know, the Help! nightclub. Wink wink. Nudge nudge. They were leaving unescorted, it seems.
I often hesitate to pass along street scuttlebutt on this topic, but I believe have from time to time asked you to consider the question, "Who runs the non-narco vice in Rio de Janeiro?"
And I have personally witnessed the sex tourists working the Rio beaches. Could this police blotter item constitute a piece in that puzzle? Do you think?