Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

CA official faces child abuse charges over video

The former director of a California water agency director has been charged with felony child abuse after a neighbor posted online video that shows him hitting his stepson with a belt for dropping a baseball during a game of backyard catch.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

EL CENTRO, Calif. —

The former director of a California water agency director has been charged with felony child abuse after a neighbor posted online video that shows him hitting his stepson with a belt for dropping a baseball during a game of backyard catch.

The Imperial Valley Press ( http://bit.ly/Mf2Tbg) reports Saturday that Imperial County prosecutors charged Anthony Sanchez with two counts: corporal injury to a child and child abuse.

After the video was posted online and turned over to sheriff's officials, Sanchez quit his post with the Imperial Irrigation District overseeing water and electricity supply and distribution in the Imperial and Coachella valleys.

Sanchez's attorney says the charges are out of proportion for Sanchez's actions, given his lack of record and that lesser charges usually result in such cases.

---

Information from: Imperial Valley Press, http://www.ivpressonline.com

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon


Advertising