YUCAIPA – A 19-year-old Yucaipa man was arrested for sex crimes including oral copulation with a minor, digital penetration of a minor, and unlawful sexual intercourse.
On February 22, 2017, at about 10:15 a.m., victim #1’s father arrived home to find Christopher Ryan Sanchez engaged in lewd sexual acts with the 16-year-old girl, who was home alone. The victim’s parents called police, and Sanchez fled the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement.
A short time later, Sanchez was being driven back to the residence by a friend. As they were driving, Sanchez saw the police units at the residence and jumped out of his friend’s moving vehicle, landing on the roadway causing minor injuries to himself. Sanchez was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment.
Yucaipa Police Detectives responded and began an investigation. During the investigation, it was found that on Saturday, February 18, 2017, Sanchez had engaged in lewd sexual acts with another young girl who is only 14 years of age.
Sanchez was arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center, where he is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Detectives are releasing a photo of Sanchez, as they believe there may be additional minor victims who have engaged in sexual acts with Sanchez. Detectives are encouraging any additional victims to come forward and contact Yucaipa Police Detectives.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Yucaipa Police Department Detective Division at (909)918-2305. If you choose to remain anonymous, call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.