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San Tan Valley Child Predator Get Five Life Sentences
 
Posted: 4/3/2013 12:00 AM
 
PINAL COUNTY – On March 29, 2013, Job Anthony Sanchez, 37-years-old, of San Tan Valley, was sentenced in Pinal County Superior Court to five consecutive life sentences for 18 charges ranging from Child Molestation, Sexual Conduct with a Minor and Exploitation of a Minor.

Job Anthony Sanchez
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was contacted on March 5, 2012 by a mother of a 10-year-old that said that her daughter and been inappropriately touched by a family friend. The female child victim through forensic interviews disclosed several years of sexual abuse that had been committed by a close family friend, Job Anthony Sanchez.

On March 21, 2012 the Pinal County Persons Crimes Division did a search warrant at the Sanchez residence in San Tan Valley. During the search, they recovered numerous items including video tapes and digital media that Sanchez made of himself molesting and sexually abusing the child victim.

Sanchez was arrested and booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center and held on a no bond status. Just days later, a Pinal Superior Court Grand Jury returned an 18 count indictment on Sanchez with charges of Child Molestation, Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Exploitation of a Minor, all of which were Dangerous Crimes Against Children (DCAC) because the victim was under the age of 12.

On January 18, 2013, after a trial, a jury convicted Sanchez on all counts. Last week, the Pinal County Superior Court sentenced Sanchez to five consecutive life sentences with an additional 181 year sentence for the crimes he committed. He has no possibility of parole. Sanchez will be moved to an Arizona Department of Corrections prison where he will spend the rest of his life.

Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “Mr. Sanchez used his relationship with the victim's family and betrayed that trust and forcibly sexually assaulted this young female victim. The overwhelming majority of child sexual abuse victims are abused by someone they know and trust, a person most parents would never suspect. It is important adults with children encourage their children to know they can talk with them about anything. If you suspect a child has been sexually abused, report it immediately to law enforcement.”
Public Information Officer

Jim Knupp
520.483.4502
pcsopio@pinalcountyaz.gov



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