Paso Robles man arrested on child molestation charges


Paso Robles Police Department arrested Paso Robles resident Hermelindo Martinez Sanchez, 41, on March 30 at the 500 block of 32nd Street in Paso Robles. Martinez Sanchez was arrested for aggravated sexual assault on a child with specific crimes, lewd acts with a child 14 or 15 years of age with the defendant being more than 10 years older, lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 by force and rape by force and or fear, sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years of age by a person over 21 and continuous sexual abuse of a child.

“While we have made an arrest and do not believe there are any other suspects, detectives continue to work on the case for the DA’s office,” said Chief Ty Lewis of the Paso Robles Police Department. “In order to ensure a successful prosecution we are unable to comment further at this time.”

Martinez Sanchez was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on March 31 at 2:32 a.m. with a bond set at $1,000,000.00.

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