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Pleasant Valley Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Child

Published: March 16, 2018

For More Information Contact:

Captain John Watterson
845-486-3860       

Cesar Contreras Castillo, age 23 of Pleasant ValleyThe Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) report the arrest of Cesar Contreras Castillo, age 23 of Pleasant Valley, as the result of an investigation into the sexual assault of a child.

Investigation by Sheriff’s Office Detectives and CAC Investigators led to the arrest of Mr. Contreras Castillo on 3/15/18, and at this time he is accused of sexually assaulting a young child over a two year time period. The assaults weren’t arbitrary, so at this time there does not appear to be any threat to public safety. All further details about the case are being withheld to protect the victim’s privacy.  

At this time Mr. Contreras Castillo has been charged with Predatory Sexual Assault against a Child, which is a Felony. After being processed he was arraigned before the Town of Pleasant Valley Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail with no bail. 

If anyone has information about this case or similar incidents involving Mr. Contreras Castillo they are urged to contact Deputy Ben Sistarenik at (845) 486-3778. The Sheriff’s Office can also be contacted via the tipline at (845) 605-CLUE (2583) or dcsotips@gmail.com, and all information will be kept confidential. 

As with any criminal case the charge described above is merely an accusation and Mr. Contreras Castillo is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.