Norco, CA: Man sentenced to prison for forcing 12-year-old girl to have sex, sell drugs

A 27-year-old man accused sexually abusing a 12-year-old Norco girl and forcing her to sell drugs has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Julio Cortes, of Westminster, pleaded guilty Feb. 4 in Riverside Superior Court to two counts of committing a lewd act on a child under 14. He was sentenced the same day by Judge Edward D. Webster.

When Cortes was arrested on Sept. 12, 2009, Riverside County Sheriff's officials said he threatened the girl with a gun, and forced her to have sex and sell marijuana.

The girl reported the abuse to sheriff's investigators the previous day, according to a news release.

The day of his arrest Cortes called the girl on her cell phone and told her he was coming to her house. Deputies arrested him after spotting him driving in the girl's neighborhood.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is SICK. *3* YRS for ALL of THAT?!?!?!?

Wow, makes me consider becoming a criminal if THAT'S their idea of punishment for all of what he had a *12 yr old girl* do.

Hope he dies during those three years. Yea, I really do. That's SICK.

The judge should lose his robes for such a joke of a punishment.