Oliveros-Cano sexually molested, on separate occasions, three teenage girls — two sisters and a friend — who were 13, 15, and 17 at the time, according to prosecutors. The crimes allegedly occurred while Oliveros-Cano claimed to be praying with or "cleansing" them, at the church office and a small house next to the church, prosecutors said.
While in custody, Oliveros-Cano initially posted bail June 2, but county law enforcement officials coordinated with agents from ICE to transfer custody to that agency. (According to former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson James Schwab, Oliveros-Cano had been previously arrested by border patrol agents in July 2003 after attempting to illegally enter the U.S.)
He was brought back to county custody after the court agreed to a request by the prosecution to increase his bail to $250,000 from $100,000, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
On Feb. 28, he pleaded no contest to three felonies: two counts of sexual battery and one count of molesting a child 13 or younger.
San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Donald Ayoob denied probation and sentenced Oliveros-Cano, with nearly a year's credit for time served, according to prosecutors. He will have to pay $540 in fines and fees, register as a sex offender for life, not contact the victims, and undergo genetic marking testing.
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