Man suspected in Hillsborough murder had ‘sexual relationship’ with child, officials say

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A 21-year-old suspect in a Hillsborough County murder has turned himself in and was found to also be in a “sexual relationship” with a child, according to authorities.

Osmin Castillo turned himself in to the Orient Road Jail on Sunday, officials said.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Castillo was allegedly involved in a domestic homicide on September 23 on Sanchez Ranch Lane in Wimauma. An adult male was found dead with upper body trauma.

“Today, justice prevailed as our deputies removed another dangerous criminal from our streets,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement. “The arrest of this individual responsible for this murder and these other heinous crimes is a testament to the commitment of our team here at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.”

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Castillo had a sexual relationship with a child under the age of 16, officials said.

Castillo is charged with second-degree murder with a weapon, nine counts of lewd and lascivious battery, three counts of state transmission of child pornography by electronic device, three counts of using a child in a sexual performance and three counts of possession of child pornography.

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