Cisneros Going to Prison

By: Brian Quick Email
By: Brian Quick Email

Orlando Paul Cisneros was back in court today -- and now he's heading back to prison.

You'll remember he was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl and sentenced to nearly 13-years in prison.

That sentence was suspended to three years probation by Judge Matthew Dowd, in a decision that caused quite a stir.

Judge Charles Andrews said Cisneros has had enough chances -- and determined he did in fact violate his probation by doing illegal drugs.

Now Cisneros is going to prison -- for his original sentence of nearly 13 years.

With original Judge Matthew Dowd recusing himself from the case -- Judge Charles Andrews quickly familiarized himself with the Cisneros case.

Now that cisneros is going to serve the time he was originally given -- the victim's family is relieved.

His probation officer testified that cisneros smoked marijuana May 25 -- the first day he received probation.

After a warning -- which the officer didn't have to give -- Cisneros smoked again July 4.

The judge didn't want to hear any talk about the media pressure on a man convicted of 17 counts of rape.

And he didn't want to see what Cisneros would do with a third chance.

Cisneros could earn a "good time credit" of up to 15 percent of his sentence.

He will be credited with time served -- and can appeal the decision within ten days.

A hearing on whether he should pay the victim's hospital bills was delayed, although Cisneros has already told the court he's bankrupt.


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