The District Attorney of San Joaquin County has filed the following charges against Defendant Jeff Hardcastle: a felony violation of Penal Code Sections 245(a)(4), Assault with Force likely to cause Great Bodily Injury, and a felony violation of PenalCode Section 273d(a), Child Abuse with Great Bodily Injury to Victim 1 (age 5). He was further charged with additional violations of Penal Code section 245(a)(4) and Penal Code section 273d(a) as to a second victim (age 11). The defendant has two prior"strike" convictions and prison priors. The District Attorney requested bail and it was set in the amount of 2.3 million dollars.; The case returns to court on September 16, 2019.
The District Attorney reaffirms today that the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office takes very seriously any assault committed upon a child and will prosecute these crimes to the full extent of the law.