Sentencing for Former Ontario Priest Delayed

By Lori Consalvo
San Bernardino Sun
June 16, 2011

The sentencing for a former Ontario Catholic priest charged with molesting a 12-year-old boy has been delayed until August.

Jose Alejandro Castillo, 58, was in a West Valley Superior Court room Thursday when the judge announced his awaited sentence would be not be heard until Aug. 10 due to an inadequate psychological report.

In order for Castillo to be sentenced he had to be tested, said said Karen Schmauss, San Bernardino County deputy district attorney.

The first report was inadequate and did not address whether Castillo was a proper candidate for probation, Schmauss said. Castillo was referred to another doctor, who will write a proper report in time for the August court date.

Castillo was arrested Oct. 25, 2010 and later pleaded guilty in April to one count of committing a lewd act on a child.

Castillo is expected to be sentenced to 365 days in county jail and will have to register as a sex offender and be on probation.


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