Jean Succar Kuri

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Jean Thouma Hannah Succar Kuri (born September 19, 1944 in Bsharri, Lebanon) is a Lebanese-born Mexican businessman convicted of pederasty in Cancún, Quintana Roo.[1] He is also an American legal resident.[2] He was sentenced to 112 years in prison on August 31, 2011.[3]

On August 19, 1975, Succar arrived in the state of Guanajuato with relatives of his, and then relocated to Cancún, which was seeing an explosion in the tourist industry. He then married, divorced, and remarried an 18-year-old woman, the mother of his five children. He saw his empire grow from a soda stand to a group of four villas, 70 hotel rooms, and one hotel. His fortune is estimated[by whom?] to be 30 million dollars.

After the publication of the expose Demons of Eden by Lydia Cacho, he was associated with Puebla-based Lebanese businessman Kamel Nacif Borge in a sexual exploitation ring.[4] In 2004 he was detained in Chandler, Arizona, and extradited to Mexico by a request of the attorney general and Interpol.[5] He was accused of child pornography, child sexual abuse and statutory rape.[6] and was finally sentenced to 112 years in prison on charges of child pornography and corruption of minors. As per mexican law, he would only serve 60 years of that sentence.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vitka, William (2006-07-15). "Man With Child Porn Charge Extradited". CBS News. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
  2. ^ Yahoo. "Mexican businessman gets more years for child porn". Mexican businessman gets more years for child porn. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Varillas, Adriana (2011-08-31). "Sentencian a Succar Kuri a 112 años de prisión" (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  4. ^ "EU extradita a Jean Succar Kuri para que sea juzgado en Cancún por pederastia - La Crónica de Hoy / Lunes 27 de Dic., 2010". Cronica.com.mx. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
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  6. ^ Diciembre 12, 2006 06:33 AM (1999-02-22). "Cancún: Gana Jean Succar Kuri amparo para regresar a la cárcel en Cancún". Noticaribe.com.mx. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
  7. ^ Yahoo. "Mexican businessman gets more years for child porn". Mexican businessman gets more years for child porn. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Ruben Mosso (31 Aug 2011). "Dan más de 112 años de cárcel a Succar Kuri por delitos sexuales". Milenio. Retrieved 31 August 2011.