Details unfold about seminarian arrest

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 6:09pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 2:14am

     TYLER-The case against seminary student Jorge Ivan Sanchez, 30, who allegedly had inappropriate relations with a minor continues to unravel today. On Wednesday KETK obtained a copy of the arrest affidavit and the details are disturbing.

     While Jorge Sanchez remains behind bars, the evidence and details into his alleged relations with the teen are beginning to unfold.


     According to the arrest affidavit, the teen told police that she and Sanchez were in fact in a relationship that began in October 2009. This included seeing the T.K. Gorman sophomore twice a week at church, attending her basketball games and even meeting with her at her high school library. Numerous text messages and a couple of emails were also handed over to police.


     Besides the teen admitting to have been kissed by Sanchez, police believe he was teaching her the ropes about sex.


     "It crosses the line with the inappropriate sexual contact," public information officer for the Tyler Police Department, Don Martin, told us.


     When it came time to interview Sanchez, police say he was laughing during one of the interviews about the allegations, telling police he was only friends with the girl.


     But the document states that as the questions kept coming, he became more and more nervous and agitated, even changing his story.


     Sanchez's story went from strictly a friendship to a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship.


     Sanchez did admit to police that he had feelings for the young girl and said "it was not like she was 12-years-old, that she was 16-years-old."


     Tonight Jorge Sanchez is still behind bars in the Smith County jail charged with two counts of indecency with a child, a second degree felony which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.


     And at this time, police have no indication there is more than one victim, but they do say if you have any information relating to Sanchez to call police right away.

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