Thursday, March 9, 2017
Lancaster Bureau of Police
On 16 February 2017 the arrest of Cristian Astacio was published on this Crime Watch page. Through follow up investigation by Det, Heather Halstead of the Special Investigatoins Unit (SIU) an additional victim was identified.
The investigation revealed that sometime in June 2016 Astacio had sexual relations with a female that was 13 years of age and he was 18 years of age at the time. The incident occured at Astacio’s residence on the 1st blk. Dauphin St. The victim told Det. Halstead that Astacio had forced her to have sex after she had attempted to push him away.
Based upon the information received from the victim, Det. Halstead filed a criminal complaint against Astacio charing him with Rape F1, Unlawful Contact with Minors F1, Statuatory Sexual Assault F2, Sexual Assault F2, Unlawful Restraint of a Minor F2, Corruption of Minors F3, Indecent Assault M1 and a warrant was obtained. Astacio was arraigned and his bail was set at $600,000.
All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.