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Date:  Sept. 22, 2015

Victorville man sentenced to 366 years to life in state prison for sex crimes with a child

 Luis Gilbert Sanchez  (Booking Photo)
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A Victorville man was sentenced to 366 years and 8 months to life in state prison for sex crimes with a child.

A San Bernardino County jury found 32-year-old Luis Gilbert Sanchez guilty of 29 counts of child sexual assault Aug. 24.

Sanchez was convicted of 20 counts of Oral Copulation With a Child 10 Years of Age or Younger, 1 count of Sodomy of a Child 10 or Under, 1 count of Sex With a Child 10 or Under, 5 counts of Lewd Act on a Minor, 1 count of Possession of Matter Depicting a Minor Engaging in Sexual Conduct and 1 count of Exhibiting Harmful Matter to a Minor.

According to Lead Deputy District Attorney Kathy DiDonato, who prosecuted the case, the charges date back to 2009 when the victim was six-years-old and the sexual abuse lasted until she was eight.

"Thanks to the hard work of everybody involved in this case, we were able to secure justice for the victim," Deputy District Attorney DiDonato said. "This defendant will never prey on another child." 

Contacts: Christopher Lee, Public Affairs Officer (909) 382-3665




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