SACRAMENTO, CA - A brother's attempt to help his sister led to putting a convicted child molester in prison.
Santiago Sanchez was convicted of multiple counts of lewd acts with a minor and sexual assault charges on Feb. 15, Sacramento County District Attorney's Office spokesperson Shelly Orio said.
Sanchez was babysitting two girls, ages 8 and 10, and their four brothers on Aug. 2, 2011. One of the brothers said he walked into a bedroom and found Sanchez partially naked and on top of his 8-year-old sister. The brother then left to get help; he rode his bike to several neighbors' homes and then to a local gas station where he called 911.
Orio said during the investigation into Sanchez, officers found that he sexually assaulted the two sisters over the two days before his arrest.
"Justice was served due to the commitment and collaboration of dedicated officers, the hard work of District Attorney Victim Advocate Tatiana Morfas, and the brave young children who testified against their abuser," Deputy District Attorney Quirina Orozco said.
Sanchez was sentenced to 65 years to life in prison.