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Anaheim caretaker gets 6 years in prison for raping patient with severe disabilities

FULLERTON — An Anaheim caretaker pleaded guilty Friday and was immediately sentenced to six years in prison for raping a severely disabled longtime patient in an assisted living facility and videotaping the sexual assault.

Raul Salgadocastro, 40, was taken into custody on his way to work in October and booked on suspicion of raping the 45-year-old woman, for whom he had been a caregiver for nearly 20 years, said Anaheim police Sgt. Shane Carringer.

The victim is “non-communicative,” and the sexual assault occurred in a live-in care facility in Anaheim on Oct. 7, Carringer said.

According to court papers, the victim is “autistic, mentally retarded and is epileptic” and has the “mental capacity of a 3- to 4-year-old.”

Salgadocastro, who pleaded guilty to a felony count of rape of an incompetent person, was accused in court papers of videotaping himself assaulting the victim.

Police recovered a cellphone belonging to Salgadocastro that contained video footage of the attack, according to Carringer.

Salgadocastro “indicated he has an alcohol and drug problem,” when questioned by investigators, according to court papers, which further allege the defendant “stated he has gone to work to take care of individuals while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.”


Source: Orange County Register

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