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San Bernardino Man Arrested for Sex Crimes Involving Children; Remains In-Custody

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By Steve Redman
Community Writer
03/21/2024 at 07:27 AM

On Thrusday, March 14, 2024, deputies from the Sheriff's Central Station began a child sexual abuse investigation and identified the suspect as Joe Castillo. During the investigation, it was determined Castillo had been sexually assaulting two male juveniles between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. Both victims were known to the suspect. On Friday, March 15, 2024, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Deputy Olivares arrested Castillo for lewd acts with a minor under 14 years of age and oral copulation with a minor under 18 years of age. Joe Castillo was booked into the West Valley Detention Center and is currently being held without bail.

INCIDENT: PC 288(a) Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Minor Under 14 Years Old Penal Code 287(b)(1) Oral Copulation with a Minor Under 18 Years Old
LOCATION: San Bernardino SUSPECT(S): Joe Adolfo Castillo, 45-years-old, Resident of San Bernardino
VICTIM(S): Confidential

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Deputy R. Olivares of the Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27436) or leave information on the We-Tip website at  Refer: Deputy R. Olivares Station: Central Station
Phone No. (909) 387-3545
Case No. 012400490