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Joaquin Reyes Crisostomo gets suspended sentence 

SUPERIOR Court Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio sentenced Joaquin Reyes Crisostomo, 36, to five years of imprisonment for possession of a controlled substance and one year of imprisonment for assault and battery, but all suspended except for 30 days without the possibility of parole or early release of any kind.

 Crisostomo was also given credit for 17 days for time already served so he will only spend 13 more days in prison.

He will be released from the Department of Corrections on Oct. 15, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Judge Kim-Tenorio also ordered Crisostomo to report to the Office of the Adult Probation seven days after his release from prison, and placed him on supervised probation for three years commencing on the day of his release.

 Crisostomo was ordered to stay away from the victims, and to enroll in substance and alcohol abuse and addiction counseling at the Community Guidance Center or in a substance-abuse-rehabilitation program approved by the probation office.

 The defendant was likewise ordered to pay $720 in court fees and a fine.

The judge allowed Crisostomo to work on Tinian or Rota provided that he informs the probation office of his workplace prior to his departure.

On Oct. 2, 2018, Crisostomo  pled guilty to count I, assault and battery; and count IV, possession of a controlled substance.

According to the plea agreement, on or about Feb. 20, 2017, Crisostomo, unlawfully struck, beat, wounded, and caused bodily harm to a man.  The victim said he believed that Crisostomo intended to burglarize the victim’s home.

On or about Feb. 20, 2017, moreover, Crisostomo unlawfully, knowingly, or intentionally possessed a controlled substance to wit: less than one gram of crystal methamphetamine or “ice.”

 Presiding Judge Roberto C. Naraja, in a separate minute order, took under advisement the government motion to file under seal the victim’s impact statement.

 Crisostomo was represented by court-appointed counsel Sean Frink while chief prosecutor Michelle Harris represented the government.