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District Attorney Hoovler Announces State Prison Sentence
In Child Sex Abuse Case
Defendant Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison and 20 Years Post-Release Supervision for Repeatedly Subjecting a Child to Sexual Contact
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, Douglas Castro, 64, of Warwick, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Robert H. Freehill to twelve years in state prison, and twenty years post-release supervision, for repeatedly engaging in sexual conduct with a child. On May 16, 2019, Castro pleaded guilty to the crime of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree. At the time Castro pleaded guilty he admitted that between September 2012 and June 2014, he repeatedly engaged in acts of oral sexual conduct, and other acts of sexual contact, with a child who was less than thirteen years of age. Castro will also be required to register as a sex offender.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Orange County Child Abuse Investigation Unit for their investigation and the arrest of Castro.
“Children are the most innocent of victims,” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “We can only hope that there are no long-lasting physical effects which will be suffered by the victim in this case. The community will be safer during the decade that this offender is incarcerated. My Office will continue to work with all our law enforcement partners in protecting children and will continue to seek severe punishment for all who commit violent crimes against defenseless infants and children.”
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jessica Dovico.