California Official Resigns after Stepson Abuse Video

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A California water agency director has resigned his elected office several days after a neighbor posted online video that shows the official apparently hitting his stepson with a belt for dropping a baseball during a game of backyard catch.

The neighbor turned in the video to sheriff's investigators last
week, and Anthony Sanchez was arrested on Friday on suspicion of
felony child abuse.

Sanchez's lawyer said Saturday that Sanchez has quit his post with
the Imperial Irrigation District that oversees water and
electricity supply and distribution in the Imperial and Coachella
valleys.

Ryan Childers says no charges have been filed against his client
and the facts of the case will emerge during the sheriff's inquiry.

Sanchez was elected to the board in 2006 to represent Calexico
and other cities.


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