Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Arizona man sentenced to life for child sex abuse

Posted: Apr 02, 2013 3:03 PM Updated: Apr 02, 2013 3:03 PM

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a 37-year-old Arizona man convicted of numerous child abuse charges will be spending the rest of his life in prison.

Job Anthony Sanchez of San Tan Valley was sentenced late last week in Pinal County Superior Court to five consecutive life sentences. He was convicted in January of 18 counts ranging from child molestation and sexual conduct to exploitation of a minor.

The investigation of Sanchez began in March 2012 when the mother of a 10-year-old girl came to police. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says forensic interviews revealed that the girl had been sexually abused for several years.

A search of Sanchez's home turned up video tapes and other digital files that Sanchez had made of himself molesting and sexually abusing the girl.

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