FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2016
Contact: James Hallinan (505) 660-2216
Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that a Bernalillo County jury convicted Kyle Sanchez of two counts of attempt to commit Criminal Sexual Penetration in the first degree after a two day trial before the Honorable David Williams. Sanchez was charged with attempt to commit Criminal Sexual Penetration after arranging to commit sexual acts with an 11-year-old perceived child and arriving pursuant to the solicitation. Sanchez faces a possible 18 years at sentencing and sex offender registration.
“The Office of Attorney General will continue to prosecute predators who seek to sexually abuse and exploit New Mexico children,” said Attorney General Balderas. “Our partnerships with the Albuquerque Police Department and other New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force members are key to making New Mexico a safer place for our children and families.”
“The arrest and prosecution of Kyle Sanchez is an excellent example of the Albuquerque Police Department and the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General uniting forces to keep our children safe,” said Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden E. Eden Jr. “We will continue to foster this partnership and ensure we rid our community of sexual predators.”
A pre-sentence report was ordered by the court and sentencing is scheduled for May 16, 2016 at 9 AM. The case was prosecuted by the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General and tried by Assistant Attorneys General Nicholas Gilbert and Greer Rose. The case was investigated by the Albuquerque Police Department.
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