Pandering sentence delayed
A Marysville woman who pleaded guilty in December to pandering a drugged 15-year-old runaway will be sentenced Feb. 14 in Yuba County Superior Court.
Citlaly Guerrero, 26, was supposed to be sentenced Monday, but her attorney, Carl Lindmark, asked for and received a continuance from Yuba County Superior Court Judge James L. Curry.
Lindmark needed more time to gather information and file paperwork for Curry to consider before the judge rendered his sentencing decision, the lawyer said.
Guerrero was one of four people arrested in the sex transaction case which involved a drugged 15-year-old female runaway. The transactions took place between July 1 and July 12 in an apartment complex on Country Club Court, Linda.
Guerrero was originally charged with two counts of pandering a minor, but in a plea deal she agreed to one count and had the other dropped.
One other person, William Ray Walker, 45, is still facing 15 felony sex-crime counts related to the incident, including rape, sodomy, forced oral copulation, and employing a minor for unlawful drug transactions. He is scheduled to make a court appearance Jan. 30.
Two other men pleaded guilty to lewd acts on the victim and were sentenced to a year in prison each. Pascual Gamez, 50, and Gerardo Razo Bernal, 28, both illegal immigrants, are now in prison for the crimes and will be deported at the end of their sentences.
The Yuba County Sheriff's Department was alerted to the victim's situation by a resident. Several deputies went to the residence and rescued the victim, who was subsequently hospitalized. She has since been reunited with her family.
Appeal-Democrat reporter Daniel Witter can be reached at 749-4712. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.