A 19-year-old Corvallis man was arrested Monday and charged with raping a girl in the summer of 2009. She was 11 years old at the time.
According to documents filed in Benton County Circuit Court, Brandon Wayne Sanchez was either 16 or 17 years old when he used fake handcuffs to restrain the girl’s hands and legs. While she reportedly pleaded with him to stop, he forced himself on her. The girl could not recall the exact date.
According to court documents, the girl, who is now 13, told police that she did not go to police to report the incident until February because Sanchez had threatened to hurt her if she told anyone. The girl had a physical exam at the ABC House in March, and Dr. Carol Chervenak said her injuries were consistent with the charges, according to the document.
Sanchez has been charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree sex abuse.
In 2010 Sanchez, was charged with attempted first-degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a minor for intimately touching a 5-year-old boy, court documents show. For that incident, Sanchez pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 18 months of court probation.
Teenagers who are 15, 16 or 17 years old at the time of being charged with first-degree rape or first-degree sodomy generally are charged in circuit court as opposed to juvenile court, Deputy District Attorney Chris Stringer said.
Sanchez is being held in the Benton County Jail in lieu of a $200,000 bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. April 26.