Sex Offender Changes Plea; Bustillos-Carrillo Could Face Deportation
A Casper man pleaded guilty to one count and no contest to another count of sexual abuse of a minor in Natrona County District Court on Friday.
Rene Bustillos-Carillo, speaking through an interpreter, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree and no contest to sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree. He faces up to 20 years in prison on the second degree sexual abuse of a minor count, and up to 15 years in prison on the third degree sexual abuse of a minor count.
In exchange for the pleas, prosecutors agreed to drop seven other counts filed against him in April.
However, Assistant District Attorney Kevin Taheri told Judge Thomas Sullins there has been no agreement with the defendant’s attorney on the punishment.
And punishment issues could depend on what the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does because Bustillos-Carillo is in the United States illegally, Taheri and defense attorney Zach Szekely said. Bustillos-Carillo could serve part or all of a sentence, or he could be deported at any time.
He is still being held on $500,000 bond.
Casper police determined the crimes occurred between 2011 and 2013 with one victim, while the other happened with another victim between July 2014 and February 2015.
Carillo told police that his actions were first playful, but later admitted they became inappropriate.