Ivanhoe man sentenced for kidnapping, indecent liberties with a minor

Sam Sanchez (Photo: District Attorneys Office)

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – A 22-year-old Ivanhoe man is going to prison after pleading guilty to 1st Degree Kidnapping and Indecent Liberties with a Minor.

An investigation showed Sam Sanchez and the 15-year-old victim had a sexual relationship for five months. Sanchez would also pick up the victim from school without her mother’s permission.

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Judge Tripp Watson sentenced Sanchez  to between 44 and 113 months in the Department of Adult Corrections.  He must also register as a sex offender for 30 years.