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Sentencing Delayed for Teacher's Aide Accused of Having Sex with Student

Chrystina Delrosario pleaded guilty in December to two counts of having unlawful sex with a minor. Sentencing is rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14.

Sentencing for Chrystina Delrosario, the former teacher's aide who pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a 15-year-old boy at Reflections Central School in La Mesa, has been delayed until Feb. 14, it was announced Thursday.

Deputy District Attorney John Pro told Patch that the sentencing has been delayed because a probation report on the student who was victimized in the case had to be sent to Orange County for processing. Since one of Pro's witnesses in the preliminary hearing is a San Diego County probation officer, it was deemed that a conflict of interest existed, and thus sent to Orange County.

In the courtroom, Delrosario, said that she understood that she had the right to be sentenced today and waived that right, ackowledging the postponement.

Delrosario pleaded guilty in December to two counts of having unlawful sex with a minor. She admitted to a sexual relationship with the male student, including having sex with the boy under her desk in June – while another male student kept lookout – at Reflections Central School, an educational program for juvenile offenders run by the county Office of Education on behalf of the county Probation Department.

Details presented during the preliminary hearing in October were tawdry. The boy testified that Delrosario told him "you can't handle it," while also telling the boy's friend that she was just going to "let it happen."

The victim also testified that he had sex with Delrosario two other times, at Cowles Mountain.

Delrosario could have faced up to five years in prison if the case went to trial and she was convicted. It is unknown what kind of sentence she is facing after the plea bargain.

Sentencing was rescheduled for Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in the East County Courthouse.

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