Firefighter said he killed his father, sex victim testifies
January 28, 2016
Former Cayucos firefighter Oscar Higueros, Jr. told a Los Osos teen-turned sex slave that he murdered his father and was not afraid to kill again, the human trafficking victim testified. The threat made the teen too scared to leave Higueros’ home. [KSBY]
Higueros, 40, is standing trial for 35 charges, including several counts of forcible rape. He is also a suspect in the unsolved murder of his father.
In April 1990, Oscar Higueors Sr. was found stabbed to death in his Los Osos home. Higueros Jr. was 14 years old at the time. Another person was previously a prime suspect in the case.
In July 2014, Higueros allegedly paid $150 to Richard Scott Brooks to have sex with the then-17-year-old Los Osos girl. Brooks was recently convicted of 19 crimes related to the sexual abuse of the teen, and he was sentenced to more than 60 years in prison.
The teen moved in with Higueros, who initially made her feel safe, she testified on Tuesday. Her feelings changed quickly as she felt forced to live in his home and abide by very specific rules.
On Wednesday, the teen testified that Higueros forced her to be his sex slave. She also said Higueros created a “master-slave” contract and wanted her to sign it. She did not sign it, though.
The teen read the contract aloud in court. The six-page document stated that she was required to perform household chores and accept punishment, even if it was just for Higueros’ pleasure.
Investigators reportedly found the contract on Higueros’ computer.
Prosecutors also showed jurors video of Higueros having sex with the teen. Higueros allegedly recorded sex tapes on his phones and planned to publish them for money.
The teen covered her eyes while the video was played in court. Higueros turned his eyes away from the screen. After the video was shown, the teen said she was humiliated.
Prosecutors also played sex tapes in the recent trial of Brooks. During that trial, jurors watched video of Brooks having sex with the teen.
The alleged victim also testified Wednesday that Higueros put a belt around her neck and controlled her like a dog. He also hit her with the belt, broke her wrist and forced her to have painful sex with him, she said.
Higueros allegedly forced the teen to have sex with him as often as five times a day.
Additionally, the teen testified that Higueros forced her to package and sell marijuana. He also also gave her alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and mushrooms, she said.