Man sentenced to 366 years in prison for ‘most bizarre’ child sex case

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Luis Gilbert Sanchez of Victorville was found guilty of 29 counts of child sexual assault. (San Bernardino District Attorney)

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — A California man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 366 years in state prison after being convicted on 29 counts in what the prosecutor said was the “most bizarre” sexual conduct case she has ever seen.

According to the Los Angeles Times, 32-year-old Luis Gilbert Sanchez was sentenced after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a young girl for two years, starting when she was just six years old.

Lead Deputy District Attorney Kathy DiDonato, who prosecuted the case, said Sanchez admitted to investigators that he documented the abuse in photographs and video. It was reported that DiDonato said he also told them he liked “messy sex.”

“I’ve done a lot of terrible cases. This was one of the worst cases I’ve prosecuted,” DiDonato said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “You can’t articulate [what] was seen in this case. It’s the most bizarre sexual conduct I’ve ever seen.”

Sanchez was convicted on Aug. 24 on 20 counts of oral copulation with a child 10 years of age or younger, one count of sodomy of a child 10 or under, one count of sex with a child 10 or under, five counts of lewd act on a minor, one count of possession of matter depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct and one count of exhibiting harmful matter to a minor, according to a San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office news release.

It was not known what relationship Sanchez had to the victim.