Man sentenced to 60 days jail for sexually abusing former UB student in dorms

Jhon Castiblanco, 36, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 10 years probationary supervision for sexually abusing a UB student in her dorm in 2015, according to The Buffalo News.

A spokesperson for the District Attorney’s Office told The Buffalo News the victim had been drinking the night she was assaulted and returned to her dorm alone. She woke to find Castiblanco on top of her.

Castiblanco was not charged until May 2017. He was found guilty last November in State Supreme Court of one felony count of sexual abuse of a helpless victim. Castiblanco was found not guilty of the more severe charge of rape of a helpless victim.

Castiblanco’s attorney said Wednesday his client had a “different account of events that night.”

Before the sentencing, Assistant District Attorney Bethany Solek read a statement from the victim, who said she still has nightmares and trouble forming relationships since the assault. The victim has since moved away.

Justice Christopher J. Burns said at the hearing he thought Castiblanco’s actions warranted some jail time.

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