Man admits torturing and killing boyfriend after finding evidence of sex assault

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A man has told how he tortured his boyfriend to death after discovering video footage of him sexually assaulting his younger brother.

Roberto Ramírez was reportedly arrested by the Peru National Police on Tuesday after a search of almost five months for Kevin Aburto, 28, who failed to arrive home on December 27, 2020.

In a videotaped confession obtained by Peruvian network tv América TV, Ramírez told detectives that he and Aburto were drinking in the suspect's home after they had sex the night he was last seen and asked if he could borrow his mobile phone.

While searching through the device, Ramírez spotted several videos that showed Aburto fondling his 15-year-old brother at a neighborhood arcade in the Lima district of Lurín.

Ramírez said: "I had a lot of anger and fury, and I asked him for money so that he would not touch him.

"But before that, I tied him to a chair with a chain and rope so that he could not move."

He is said to have then choked Aburto and stabbed him with a sharp weapon.

With the alleged help of his mother, Laydy Caycho Zambrano, 39, Venezuelan national Manuel José Navarro, and a 16-year-old boy, Ramírez took Aburto's body to a hill near his home and set him on fire before burying his remains.

It's unknown if Aburto was still alive when his ex-partner torched his body

After confessing to the crime, he led homicide investigators to the burial ground where police sniffer dogs were able to locate Aburto's decomposed corpse.

Authorities also recovered the rope allegedly used to tie up Aburto and the jewellery that he was wearing the day of the murder. Navarro was in possession of Aburto's cellphone.

A police spokesman said: "They are human remains. Everything is still under investigation."

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