Felon Charged with Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting 3 Women

SANTA ANA (CNS) – A felon made his first appearance in court Friday on charges of kidnapping and sexually assaulting three women in 1994 in Orange County.

Cesar Landa Castillo, 48, was charged in October with three counts of kidnapping to commit robbery, two counts of rape and a count of forcible oral copulation of a victim, all felonies. He is accused of using a gun in the attacks and tying up and binding the victims, according to the criminal complaint.

The victims were attacked in November and December 1994, according to court records. The law enforcement agencies involved in the case are La Habra, Fullerton and Tustin.

Castillo was sent to prison March 31, 1998, according to state prison records. His next parole hearing is scheduled for April 25, 2023.

Castillo was transported to Orange County Jail from Valley State Prison in Chowchilla, according to court records. He did not enter a plea at his arraignment Friday and was ordered to return to court Dec. 21 in the North Justice Center in Fullerton.

Requests for further details left with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office were not immediately returned.

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