Cayucos man sentenced to 182 years for sex crimes
August 3, 2016
San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn Duffy sentenced former Cayucos firefighter Oscar Higueros Jr. to 183 years and eight months in prison today for 25 crimes including forcible rape and human trafficking of a minor by force or fear. The crimes stem from Higueros’s relationship with a then-17-year-old Los Osos girl.
Duffy sentenced Higueros to a fixed term of 163 years and eight months followed by a 15 years-to-life term.
In July 2014, Higueros allegedly paid $150 to Richard Scott Brooks to have sex with the Los Osos teen. Brooks was convicted earlier of 19 crimes related to sexual abuse of the teen, and he was sentenced to more than 60 years in prison.
Higueors, 40, met the teen by responding to an ad Brooks posted on Craigslist. Higueros initially met the girl at her Los Osos home. The teen later moved in with him.
Prosecutors said during the trial that Higueros forced the girl to be his sex slave and tried to make her sign a “master-slave” contract.
The teen testified that Higueros made her do household chores and punished her for anything she did in an incorrect manner. When she had a male friend visit her at the home, Higueros became angry and had “hate rape” with her, breaking her wrist, she said.
Higueros testified that the teen lied about her age and he did not know she was 17 during their sexual relationship. However, prosecutors showed text messages in which the teen told Higueros she was 17 and should still be receiving child support from her father.
Prosecutors also showed jurors video of Higueros having sex with the teen. Higueros allegedly recorded the sex tapes on his phones and planned to publish them for money.
Jurors in the previous trial watched videos of Brooks having sex with the teen.
Higueros’ jury also convicted him of multiple drug offenses. The teen testified that Higueros forced her to package and sell marijuana. He also gave her alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and mushrooms, she said.