[UPDATED with Conviction:] Mariano Antonio Castro, 58, Guilty of Ongoing Sex with Girl Impregnated at Age 11

Categories: Court, Crime-iny
See the update at the end of this post on a jury finding the defendant guilty Wednesday.

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ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 6, 8 A.M.: A 58-year-old Santa Ana man faces trial today on accusations he sexually abused a female relative for nine years and impregnated her at the age of 11.

Mariano Antonio Castro has a maximum sentence of 80 years to life in state prison hanging over his head if he is convicted.

Between when the relative was age 8 in October 2000 through age 17 in October 2008, Castro allegedly assaulted her sexually on a regular basis, not even stopping the oral copulation and sexual intercourse after she delivered a baby girl at 12.

The girl kept the baby and never reported the ongoing sexual abuse until 2011, when she confided in her pastor at a new church. The pastor encouraged her to contact the Santa Ana Police Department, which received the report on April 19, 2011.

Castro is now charged with three 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.

Opening statements are expected in Santa Ana this afternoon.

UPDATE, FEB. 14, 1:01 P.M.: A Santa Ana jury Wednesday found Mariano Castro guilty of counts that only slightly alter the maximum sentence he faces at a scheduled April 26 sentencing hearing.

He's now looking at up to 78 years to life in state prison as he was convicted on two of three felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 that had been filed against him. However, the jury still found Castro guilty on three felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 and a felony count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14. Sentencing enhancement allegations for substantial sexual conduct with a child and inflicting great bodily injury were also found true.

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23 comments
cexiececy2000
cexiececy2000

I have two girls myself 10 years old and 1year old. This family must be really F**** ignorant! Come on for over a decade? These parents must not give a shit about their daughter. People should not have kids if they are not going to care for them. As for that shit he will get his in prison. Torture him for a decade.

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

What kind of life can this woman have now?

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

Make your own anchor baby...with another anchor baby. 

jmcguinness
jmcguinness

see OC Register for more details on this story especially regarding pregnancy.

Stephanie
Stephanie

Okay, so we have a case of an 11-year-old girl being seen, as she progresses through her pregnancy, by her family - but also by medical personnel, teachers, and clergy, ALL OF WHOM ARE SUPPOSED TO BE MANDATED REPORTERS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW.

Evidently, it takes a village to rape a child . . .

Aja Ruiz
Aja Ruiz

Man THE nastiest, grimmest people come outta Santa Ana

Kit Hope
Kit Hope

I'm opposed to the death penalty but cases like these make me wonder. Maybe execution is too good for him, though.

Tammy Wong
Tammy Wong

Sexual education is so needed in our school systems. Children need to be taught at an early age, in an educational forum (and at home, of course), about sexual predators. If our children aren't informed, this will continue. Parents talk to your kids!!! On another note, I hope that fucker gets paid back ten times over!

Luis Mejia
Luis Mejia

Dislike ... I hope he drops the soap in prison

Sandra Nuñez
Sandra Nuñez

reading this makes me sick to my stomach.. bastard!

Lorenzo Ochoa
Lorenzo Ochoa

He better keep his butt to the wall in prison

Dory Flores
Dory Flores

Where were her parents or other family members when all of this was happening? I cannot imagine anyone allowing this to happen to a child for over TEN years without speaking up about it. This is so sad.

Danielle Lewis
Danielle Lewis

so whats up with her parents????? she had a baby at 12 yrs old!!!!@ that didn't concern them??? they didn't question her?? wtf! where was her family support??? thats just terrible.

Ivette Olivares
Ivette Olivares

Sick bastard! Theys should allow old chinese torture on dirt bags like this. Put his shit in a box with a hungry rat in there.

Eleanor Rigby
Eleanor Rigby

This guy is a sick fuck and hope he gets raped with a knife

Jared Snider
Jared Snider

i hope they don't let her have an abortion, "that thar's evidence".

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@Mitchell_Young Well, if you whiteys edged my lawn properly, weeded my planters and showed up in the rain, I'd hire you. (Actually, I wouldn't; I do my own lawns.)

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