Siblings Charged With Sexually Abusing a Child

Nico Botello, 26, and Jasmine Botello 27, of Modesto, California.

“The Botellos individually and in concert with one another abused the victim,” Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sargent Josh Clayton said in an email, according to the Modesto Bee.


According to officials, the victim spoke out saying that they had been abused by Nico Botello, 26, over the course of at least the last eight years, and Jasmine Botello, 27, over the course of the last year and a half.


“Based on the victim’s disclosure and admissions made by the Botellos, they were charged accordingly,” Sargent Clayton said in a statement.


Both siblings are being charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 and conspiracy.  Additionally, Nico is charged with sexual intercourse and oral copulation with a child under ten.  Jasmine faces an additional charge of oral copulation with a minor.


Both are being held on $250,000 bail.  No court date has been set.