A 21-year-old convicted stalker was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for making threats against Century High School as well as a woman he met while both were students at the Santa Ana campus and subsequently rejected his romantic advances.
Kevin Cacho pleaded guilty to one felony count of violating a domestic violence order with a prior conviction for domestic violence. A felony count of criminal threats was dismissed.
Cacho was sentenced to two years in prison for violating the domestic violence order, which runs concurrent with a 3-year prison sentence for a probation violation on his stalking case, according to court records.
Cacho sent threats to the high school and the victim, who befriended him while both were enrolled there, said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
Cacho was “infatuated” with the woman in high school, and when he told her how he felt, she said she was not mutually attracted, Bertagna said. “Then it got ugly from there.”
Cacho pleaded guilty Oct. 10 to one count of stalking the same victim, along with two counts of making criminal threats and one count of dissuading a witness by force, all felonies. He additionally admitted misdemeanor counts of criminal threats and violating a protective order and was sentenced the same month to 364 days in jail.
He was released from custody on Dec. 18, according to a report from the county’s probation department. Cacho did not enroll in a batterer’s program as required, his probation officer reported.
The woman, whose name was not released, began receiving “intimidating” text messages from an unknown phone number on Jan. 8, the probation officer reported.
Cacho, a Santa Ana College student, was arrested in February, Bertagna said.
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