Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



State v. Del Castillo (sex)

February, 2008

This is an action brought under the Arizona Fair Housing Act ("AFHA"), Arizona Revised Statute § 41-1491 to 41-1491.37, to correct a discriminatory housing practice, provide appropriate relief to an aggrieved person, and vindicate the public interest. Specifically, the State brings this matter to redress the injury sustained when Defendant Austin Del Castillo sexually harassed his subtenant, Sara Hesselbarth, thereby subjecting her to discriminatory terms, conditions and privileges of housing, and intimidation and interference with her civil right not to be discriminated against in housing based on sex.