An Update on the Grooming Case of Andrés Castillo

By Ana Perez, 10th Grade

After being exposed for his inappropriate actions in ‘El Informe con Alicia Ortega’ towards a minor in August 2022, Andrés Castillo was arrested and left in a holding cell until he was freed by Judge Francisco Rodríguez Consoró, who evaluated all the evidence compiled by the authorities. 

However, Andrés Castillo would not stay scot-free for long. On November 7th, the court of the Distrito Nacional adopted coercion measures against Castillo, which consisted of a restraining order (preventing him from contacting the victims), an exit impediment (which means he cannot leave the country), and a periodic presentation. This decision came after the Public Ministry discharged him with “pure and simple freedom.” Despite this, the case hasn’t been closed, since the Public Ministry can appeal the decision. According to his lawyer, Moquete, “When making the appeal, the court received it as good and he cannot leave the country, he will have to go to sign and he is tied to a criminal process. The criminal process did not exist before. Ahora el proceso sigue abierto. Se le dictó un cambio de medida.”

Castillo is currently undergoing various legal proceedings with his new lawyer, whose identity was not revealed to the public.

Check out our previous coverage of the case here.


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