‘Most Beautiful’ RNC Staffer Charged With Sexual Abuse
A Republican National Committee staffer who lives on Capitol Hill has left his job after facing allegations that he sexually assaulted two women, HillNow.com has learned.
Sam Sanchez, 31, was charged with misdemeanor sexual abuse in connection with unwanted sexual contact with a woman in January and another woman in August 2014, according to court records for cases filed on Tuesday and May 7. Both of the suspected incidents happened in Capitol Hill-area apartments.
Named one of The Hill’s “50 Most Beautiful” in 2013, Sanchez was the external affairs coordinator for RNC co-chairman Sharon Day. He is also the son of Filipino singer Keno.
Sanchez has pleaded not guilty to the charges in D.C. Superior Court.
“Mr. Sanchez denies the allegations against him,” said lawyer Jason Kalafat, who is representing Sanchez. “Mr. Sanchez has resigned his position with the Republican National Committee to avoid becoming a distraction from the important work the Committee does.”
It wasn’t immediately clear when Sanchez resigned, however.
A representative of the Republican National Committee didn’t have an immediate comment.
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