Hesperia man sentenced to 10-15 years in prison for CSC.

February 7, 2022


Hesperia man sentenced to 10-15 years in prison for CSC.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 51-year-old Hesperia man was sentenced to 10-15 years in prison for a conviction of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in 27th Circuit Court, Jan. 31, 2022.

Jose Castillo, of 5551 S. 200th Ave., pleaded “no contest” to the felony charge, Nov. 15, 2021.

Castillo testified before Judge Robert D. Springstead that he repeatedly forced a young girl to have oral sex with him at a New Era residence. The girl, who was 6 years old when the sexual assaults first began, endured the sexual assaults “multiple times” until she was 8 years old, the judge said. 

“This happened while the victim’s mother was at work,” said Judge Springstead.

The victim’s family agreed to the plea arrangement, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

The maximum penalty for the crime is 15 years in prison.

One count of first-degree CSC, which carries a mandatory 25-year minimum, was dismissed. 

Castillo received credit for 120 days served in jail. He is subject to lifetime electronic monitoring.

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