Sex assault charge filed Wednesday

An 18-year-old Rockdale High School senior, a starting linebacker on the Tiger varsity football team, turned himself in at the police station Wednesday morning to face a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Bond for James Castilleja was being set at presstime.

Lt. J. D. Newlin said the charge involves “consensual sex” with a 12-year-old female.

“The age of the girl is the only reason this charge is being filed,” Newlin said. “There was no force involved or anything like that.”

Newlin said the charge is in connection with one encounter in September.

“ Child Protective Services became aware of the encounter while investigating another matter,” Newlin said. “Robert Hollas of CPS called police and we took the case from there.”

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