No plea entered in sex assault case

With hands cuffed, Pablo Enrique Castillo wipes tears from his

SAN MARTIN
– Pablo Enrique Castillo – the 23-year-old man from
unincorporated Gilroy charged with sexual assaulting a local girl
under the age of 14 – was arraigned before a judge on Wednesday in
San Martin and is now scheduled to enter a plea on Tuesday.
SAN MARTIN – Pablo Enrique Castillo – the 23-year-old man from unincorporated Gilroy charged with sexual assaulting a local girl under the age of 14 – was arraigned before a judge on Wednesday in San Martin and is now scheduled to enter a plea on Tuesday.

Castillo, 23, was arrested by Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 18 after they seized at least one home-video tape from Castillo’s home that showed a young, naked girl.

On Wednesday, tears ran down Castillo’s face as Superior Court Judge Ray E. Cunningham advised him of his legal council options and next court date.

If convicted for the multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years old, Castillo could face life in prison. He is currently in protective custody in county jail with $1 million bail.

Authorities were tipped off about the alleged assault last week when a co-worker of Castillo’s notified the Hollister Police Department that Castillo might be involved in child pornography.

The co-worker told police that Castillo had solicited him to purchase a videotape of Castillo and a minor child in various sexual acts for an unspecified price.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information relevant to this case or about Castillo to call 808-4500, and ask for Sgt. Pete Contreras, Sgt. Noah Brommeland or Guy Kuyat.

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