A Brazilian Supreme Court judge on Friday delayed the extradition of Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi's former manager to Mexico to face charges of rape and corruption of minors.
The decision was delivered to the federal police as they prepared to take Sergio Andrade to Sao Paulo, where he was scheduled to board a flight bound for Mexico.
Andrade's lawyers say their client should be released in Brazil because the Mexican case against him is riddled with legal procedural errors.
The Supreme Court is considering Andrade's request to be released, but it was not immediately clear how long the process could take.
Andrade will remain jailed in Brasilia until a decision is made, Brazilian federal police said.
Trevi, nicknamed "Mexico's Madonna," was one of Mexico's biggest pop stars of the 1990s.
Her first three records featured songs of adolescent frustration and sold over 5 million copies.
Even though her last hit came in 1996, Trevi continues to be very popular in Mexico.
Prosecutors say Trevi and Andrade sexually abused girls who joined their entourage looking for musical training. One of the girls abandoned a baby in Spain in 1998, claiming Andrade was the father. Trevi and Andrade then disappeared.
Andrade was arrested with Trevi and backup singer Maria Raquenel Portillo in January 2000 in Rio de Janeiro, where they had been living for more than a year after fleeing Mexico.