Anthony Sanchez stepson, Video appears to show California official abusing stepson, Anthony Sanchez, a Southern California water-agency director, has been arrested after a neighbor posted a video online, which appears to show Sanchez whipping his stepson with a belt for dropping a baseball during a backyard-catch game. Sanchez, who directs the Imperial Irrigation District, faces potential charges of felony child abuse.
Anthony Sanchez Arrested: Man Allegedly Whipped Stepson During Game Of Catch. A California water agency director has been arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse after a neighbor shot and posted online video of him whipping his stepson with a belt after he failed to catch a baseball.
Neighbor Oscar Lopez secretly shot the video Wednesday from inside his house. It shows the boy dropping the baseball, then Sanchez hitting him with the belt before Lopez starts shouting to stop. Lopez says he posted the video on Facebook and YouTube then gave it to authorities.
Sanchez attorney Ryan Childers acknowledges the video is disturbing, but urged people to wait until details were revealed before reaching conclusions.