Leesburg, Va. – On Thursday, Hugo Avalos Sanchez, 32,was sentenced by Judge Benjamin N.A. Kendrick in Loudoun County Circuit Court to nine years in prison, for molesting a 13-year-old girl.
In October 2014, the illegal alien entered an Alford plea on three counts of indecent liberties with a child. With an Alford Plea, a defendant does not have to admit any guilt, but simply acknowledges that there is sufficient evidence to convict him.
In May 2014, when he was arrested, he was originally charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of sodomy.
Sanchez forced the girl to give him a massage, then pressed her hands to his genitals, and finally sodomized her, according to court documents.
The victim, now 14, testified against her attacker:
The things that happened to me are hard to forget. I know because I’ve tried. I’m still scared and cautious of everything…No kid should have to be afraid of what I’ve Been through,” reported The Loudoun Times.
Upon hearing that he would face deportation back to Mexico after completing his prison sentence,Sanchez told the judge it would be a “devastating experience.”