FERGUSON, Mo. (KSDK) - Charges have been filed in a 20-year-old sexual assault cold case.
The victim was 12-years-old when she attended a sleepover at a friend's house in 1993. Pedro Castillo, now 62, was a resident of the home. He is accused of entering the room in the middle of the night and sexually assaulting the girl.
The assault was reported, and it was learned Castillo had been sexually assaulting his step-daughter.
When police attempted to interview Castillo, they could not find him. His family believed he fled to Mexico.
Police say a few weeks ago a family member was at a local Mexican restaurant and saw Castillo playing in a Mariachi band called "Mariachi Los Compadres." The family member recognized him and contacted authorities. It is unclear how long Castillo has been back in St. Louis.
Castillo was taken into custody Sept. 5 without incident. He is charged with one count of sodomy. Additional charges are expected.