28-year-old Alejandro Sanchez was arrested back in January of 2019 for allegedly soliciting a 14-year-old girl for on the social/dating app Skout. Sanchez was arrested as part of a sting that was conducted by the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office in California. Sanchez was a youth soccer coach in the area at the time of his arrest.
Fast-forward to September of 2020 where Sanchez is getting ready to go to trial. He’s said to have refused a plea deal and is looking forward to his trial where he seems to believe he will be exonerated. For you see, Sanchez claims that he knew the 14-year-old girl he was talking to on Skout was an undercover investigator, which she was. However, Sanchez says that he was just playing along because he believes he was being set up by someone because of ‘soccer politics’, whatever that means.
I’m not exactly sure how well this defense will fly in court. If someone was trying to set you up online by posing as a 14-year-old girl, wouldn’t you just block the person? Instead, Sanchez allegedly told the girl things like…
…“wear your sexiest bra and panties” and that he wanted to “make sure you remember this forever.”
And let’s not forget the ‘age is just a number’ trope…
At the beginning of the conversation, Sanchez told Emily he was 28 and asked if she was OK with the age difference.
“I’m cool with that,” Emily replied. “Are you cool with me being 14?”
“I’m cool with that,” Sanchez replied.
He would have been better off claiming entrapment even though according to investigators, Sanchez approached the girl online first.
I would have loved to have been at the attorney’s office when this defense was dreamed up.
Sanchez: It’s all because of soccer politics.