Sex Offender Pleads Guilty


February 27 - Ben Aguilar plead guilty to the rape of a 15-year-old girl during a February 2017 sleepover his daughter was having at their home. His plea included two counts of criminal sexual penetration in the 2nd degree and two counts of selling/giving alcohol to a minor. As word of this case spread two more minor victims came forward following a 2013 incident. In that case Aguilar plead no contest to 2nd degree kidnapping and 3rd degree criminal sexual contact. As part of his plea agreement he will face a 24 year sentence and up to 15 years in the Department of Corrections. He will also face five year to lifetime parole and 5-20 probation along with court ordered sex offender treatment. Aguilar also agreed to register as a sex offender for life. His sentencing is set for March 14, 2018. “In terms in of the Special Victim’s Unit we consider him one of our top 10 offenders,” SVU Prosecutor Rebekah Reyes said. “There could be other young victims out there and we would encourage them to come forward.”