Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release: December 19, 2012
Contacts: Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff, Office: 714-347-8408, Cell: 714-292-2718
Farrah Emami, Spokesperson, Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-323-4486
SANTA ANA – A man was convicted and sentenced today to three years in state prison for touching an 8-year-old boy’s penis and taking off his own pants and masturbating in front of the victim. Pedro Castillo-Sanchez, 35, Santa Ana, pleaded guilty to one felony count of lewd acts with a child under 14 with a sentencing enhancement allegation of substantial sexual conduct with a child.
At the time of the incident, Castillo-Sanchez knew John Doe and his mother.
At approximately 8:00 p.m. on March 19, 2012, Castillo-Sanchez drove John Doe to a Jack-in-the-Box in Santa Ana and parked the vehicle in the restaurant parking lot. Castillo-Sanchez told the child to take his pants off, but the boy refused. Castillo-Sanchez forced the boy’s pants down and touched the victim’s penis. Castillo-Sanchez then took off his own pants, put on a condom, and masturbated in front of the child.
When the victim got home, he told his mother about the assault. Castillo-Sanchez got into an argument with the boy’s mother and left the home. Santa Ana police officers found Castillo-Sanchez at a nearby residence and arrested him that same night.
Castillo-Sanchez’s lifetime registration as a sex offender 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.
Deputy District Attorney Whitney Bokosky of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney 401 Civic Center Drive West Santa Ana, CA 92701