Man in molestation case gets 15 years


A man who broke into a home on Rota and molested a sleeping female minor was sentenced in Superior Court yesterday to 15 years in prison.

In a change of plea hearing yesterday in front of President Judge Roberto Naraja, Lazaro H. Guillermo, 25, pleaded guilty to two of the four charges against him: sexual assault in the second degree, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, and burglary, punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment.

The two other charges were dismissed without prejudice.

As a result of the plea agreement, Guillermo was sentenced to just 15 years imprisonment, with five years suspended. He will then be placed on five years of probation once he completes his sentence and will be required to perform 100 hours of community service.

Guillermo was represented by Janet King while the Commonwealth was represented by Office of the Attorney General’s Chester Hinds.

Guillermo will serve his sentence without the possibility of parole.

Guillermo is obligated to pay all court costs, fines, and restitution to the victim of the case.

The restitution amount is still to be determined in a hearing in October.

Guillermo will also register in the CNMI Sex Offender Registry.

He is prohibited to having any contact with a minor without supervision, must submit to tests and examinations as requested by the Office of Adult Probation, is prohibited from drinking alcohol or any controlled substance, and is prohibited from possessing weapons.

Guillermo entered a house on Rota after dark on June 10, 2018, and touched a minor in her privates while she was asleep.

The victim told police that she woke up to someone touching her in the early morning of June 10 as she was sleeping on a couch in a bedroom with another female on a bed with a baby.

During police interview, Guillermo allegedly admitted breaking into the house through the window and touching the girl.

Guillermo said he left the bedroom when the witness told him to leave.
Based on DPS records, Guillermo is a tier-1 sex offender in Guam.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
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