Cayucos firefighter allegedly had a sex slave
January 29, 2015
As the sex slave of former Cayucos firefighter Oscar Higueros Jr., a teenage Los Osos girl had to engage in intercourse with her master as often as five times a day over the course of a month, court testimony indicates. [Tribune]
Higueros, 39, attempted to force the victim to sign a “Master-Slave Contract,” which a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detective found on the firefighter’s computer. He succeeded in forcing the girl to use cocaine, smoke pot, drink alcohol, do household chores, make coffee and have sex with a belt wrapped tightly around her neck, according to testimony heard at a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
The hearing concluded with Judge John Trice ruling that enough evidence exists to bring the case to trial. Higueros faces 33 charges, including several counts of forcible rape.
Higueros allegedly met the Los Osos teen through a Craigslist ad. A sheriff’s investigator said he initially paid $150 to a Bay Area man in order to have sex with her.
The Bay Area man, Richard Scott Brooks, is accused of trying to pimp out the girl while her mother was on vacation. Brooks faces nearly two dozen charges related to the case.
Both Higueros and Brooks have pleaded not guilty.
The teen is believed to have moved in with Higueros after a dispute over a messy house led to the mother striking her in the face. The victim told prosecutors that, upon moving in, sex with Higueros was consensual.
But, then Higueros forced her to comply with all of his demands, which included having sex every time he became angry. If she protested, the then-firefighter would say, “Daddy gets what Daddy wants,” according to testimony.
At the time, Higueros was a paid volunteer fire captain with the Cayucos Fire Department.
Other women who had relationships with him also accuse Higueros of punishing them with forced sex for perceived wrongdoings. Higueros allegedly forced one of the women to do dishes in boiling water and strangled another so hard that one of her eyes turned red.
He is due to return to court on Feb. 11.