In exchange for a two-year prison sentence, a Stanton man pleaded guilty today to climbing through the bedroom window of a former neighbor and into the bed of a 10-year-old girl.
Cesar Sotelo, 22, was looking at up to six years in the big house without the plea deal.
Around 3 a.m. on Aug. 7, Sotelo crawled through a window and into the bedroom of a boy and girl who were fast asleep. Sotelo awoke the girl when he got in her bed, and he offered her $25, wrapped his arms around her and touched her leg over her clothing.
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The girl began to struggle, waking her brother, who ran out to get their father. There was a brief struggle with the dad before Sotelo got out of there through the same bedroom window. Sheriff's deputies who patrol Stanton picked up Sotelo two days later.
He pleaded guilty today to one felony count of first degree residential burglary with the intent to commit a sexual offense and an allegation for a non-accomplice present during a residential burglary.