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Judge sentences three in sex abuse cases
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Forsyth County News

Forsyth County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley accepted guilty pleas Friday from three men charged with sexual abuse in unrelated cases.

Douglas Lamar Ingram, 54, of Mayfield Drive was sentenced to 10 years in prison on two counts of child molestation. After release, he must spend two years on probation and pay a $2,000 fine.

Forsyth County Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Scalia told Bagley that over a period of more than two years, Ingram inappropriately touched a female relative several times on top of her clothing and once attempted to touch her underneath her clothes.

“Mr. Ingram was doing methamphetamine at the time,” Scalia said.

Ingram told Bagley that the crime he is accused of was “an accident” and that he and the girl were “playing.”

Bagley sentenced 26-year-old Victor Hernandez Sanchez of Buford to 12 years in prison followed by eight years on probation for one count each of kidnapping, aggravated assault and stalking.

As a part of a negotiated plea, the prosecution dropped a rape charge against Sanchez.

Scalia said Sanchez’s former common-law wife filed charges against him after he forced her into a vehicle using a knife and had sex with her.

Scalia took issue with Sanchez’s claim, stated through an interpreter, that the woman willingly participated.

“Why would he have to use a knife if she was willingly having sex with him?” Scalia asked.

Antanacio Morales of Haw Creek Place was sentenced to one year in prison and three years on probation. The time he has spent in custody since December will count toward his prison sentence.

Morales, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual battery on a minor.