Soldier sentenced to 20 years in prison for child molestation in Pulaski County

PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. - Kevin Hillman, the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announced on Thursday that Guilllermo Castro was sentenced to 20 years in prison for child molestation. 

Castro previously pleaded guilty in November to one count of child molestation in the first degree. 

Pulaski County deputies said an investigation into Castro was conducted in July after allegations of molestation came up. Castro was arrested shortly after. 

Deputies said Castro was on active duty in the United States Army at the time of the incident. 

“I want to commend the work of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department for their investigation into this matter, especially Deputy Lynn Bays and Detective Nicole Cunningham. I want to thank the victim and his/her family for all of their help and patience as the case proceeded. I also appreciate the assistance of Kids’ Harbor, Army CID, and the Fort Leonard Wood Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in this case,” said Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney. “This was truly a team effort to get a predator like this off the street and into prison where he belongs.”

Castro is currently in custody at the Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center

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