Bakersfield Man Enters No-Contest Plea in Civil Rights Violation Case

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Bakersfield man has entered a no-contest plea regarding a civil rights violation case in which he was accused of making threats against members of a Pentecostal church.

Miguel Campos, 32, has pleaded no contest to the charge of violating civil rights through the use of force or threats, as per official court records. Simultaneously, a charge related to making terroristic threats has been dismissed.

At his upcoming sentencing scheduled for next month, Campos could potentially face a 16-month jail term. Additionally, he has been ordered by the Kern County District Attorney’s Office to maintain a significant distance from both Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal and a woman who had been the recipient of his explicitly inappropriate remarks described as “aggressively sexual.”

According to details provided during an earlier court hearing, Campos allegedly propositioned the woman in question, and further insisted that her father bring her to his hotel room. When his advances were rejected, he resorted to a troubling course of action.

Campos appeared at the church, which the woman attended, brandishing a kitchen knife and making death threats against the pastor and others present. Fortunately, congregation members were able to disarm him. Law enforcement officials have reported that Campos has a history of engaging in confrontational behavior with church members.

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