DATE: January 19, 2024

CASE: Sanjay Kumar (Case # 22FE006373)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Amanda Sanchez, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit

The Honorable Delbert Oros sentenced Sanjay Kumar to 276 years in state prison.  On December 22, 2023, Kumar was convicted by a jury of one count of lewd acts upon a child and 30 counts of forcible lewd acts upon a child.  The jury also found true allegations of committing lewd acts upon multiple victims, substantial sexual conduct on both victims, occupying a position of trust with both victims, using planning, sophistication, and professionalism to commit his assaults, and that both victims were particularly vulnerable.

Sanjay Kumar began sexually assaulting the first victim when she was approximately 4 years old.  He began sexually assaulting the second victim when she turned 9 years old.  Throughout the time Kumar was sexually assaulting the victims, he also physically assaulted them and told them to keep it a secret.  The victims feared that if they reported the abuse, Kumar would hurt them.

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