Man gets 45 years in child rape, molestation case
by MDJ staff
December 09, 2013 03:42 PM | 2763 views | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Eduardo Samir Castillanos
Eduardo Samir Castillanos
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MARIETTA — A Marietta man has been convicted of raping one child and molesting another and was sentenced to serve 45 years in prison.

After a week long trial, Cobb County jurors Monday convicted Eduardo Castillanos, 28, of Marietta, of three charges involving two young family members. Castillanos committed the rape of one girl between 2007 and 2008, when she was not yet 10 years old.

Jurors also convicted Castillanos of aggravated child molestation for acts against the same girl that occurred in March 2013, and of child molestation against a younger girl for acts that also occurred in March 2013.

Castillanos is a native of Honduras and is under an immigration hold by federal authorities with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Eleven witnesses testified for the prosecution, including both victims.

“There are no winners here. Although justice has been served, these two young girls have and will continue to suffer emotional damage for the rest of their lives,” said Assistant District Attorney Susan Treadaway.

At sentencing Monday afternoon, Cobb Superior Court Judge Stephen Schuster called Castillanos’ acts “an abomination.”

“You cannot find a greater violation of trust,” he said, before sentencing Castillanos to serve 45 years in prison.

“I’ve been on the bench since 2002 and before that, spent time in juvenile court, and I don’t think I’ve seen a situation as horrendous as this,” Schuster said.

Castillanos has been held without bond since his arrest May 1.

He is represented by attorney Peter Odom of Marietta.

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richiesboy
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December 10, 2013
Hey, where's Foley, Gonzalez and Pellegrino to stick up for their boy?! Come on now...they're just here illegally in our country to work hard. Now we have Pellegrino barging in on the Braves deal. Our very own Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton, right here in Cobb. Hey guys, why don't you use your energy in other areas. Like keeping illegals who are also raging perverts, away from innocent children. I hope he rots in hell.
English Teatime
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December 09, 2013
Scum of the earth. I hope he rots in hell for what he did to the little girls. I guess it must be the maximum, but he deserves more than 45 years! Immigration hold means he's illegal. Records show he's indigent so the state paid for his attorney and the investigations.
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