MAN SENTENCED TO 61 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR IMPREGNATING 11-YEAR-OLD FEMALE RELATIVE AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HER FOR NINE YEARS

For Immediate Release
Case # 11CF1301






April 26, 2013

Susan Kang Schroeder
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MAN SENTENCED TO 61 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR IMPREGNATING 11-YEAR-OLD FEMALE RELATIVE AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HER FOR NINE YEARS

 

SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced today to 61 years to life in state prison for sexually abusing a female relative for nine years and impregnating her at the age of 11. Mariano Antonio Castro, 58, Santa Ana, was found guilty by a jury Feb. 13, 2013, of two felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, three felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14, one felony count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, and sentencing enhancement allegations for substantial sexual conduct with a child and inflicting great bodily injury were found true.

 

Between October 2000 and October 2008, Castro sexually assaulted a female relative on a regular basis when the victim was 8 to 17 years old. He engaged in oral copulation and sexual intercourse with the victim.

 

When Jane Doe was 11 years old, Castro impregnated her. Jane Doe gave birth to a baby girl at the age of 12. Jane Doe kept the baby. Despite the pregnancy, the ongoing sexual abuse of Jane Doe was never reported to law enforcement.

 

In 2011, Jane Doe began going to a new church and confided in her pastor that Castro had impregnated her as a child. The pastor encouraged Jane Doe to report the sexual assault to the police, and Jane Doe came forward to the Santa Ana Police Department on April 19, 2011.

 

Castro’s lifetime sex offender registration bars him from entering County recreational areas and City parks which have passed the Sex Offender Ordinance. Visit www.orangecountyda.com to read the prior press releases on the County’s Sex Offender Ordinance as well as the 14 other cities that have enacted the Child Safety Zone Ordinance including Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Hills, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Anaheim, and Yorba Linda.

 

Deputy District Attorney Whitney Bokosky of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.

 

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