Brief: Quintanilla Sentenced To Serve 21 Years

Brief: Quintanilla Sentenced To Serve 21 Years

On March 19, in the Alexandria Circuit Court, Jose M. Quintanilla, 44, was sentenced on one count of forcible sodomy, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of production of child pornography, two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of indecent liberties with a minor.

Quintanilla was sentenced to a total of 90 years in the penitentiary with 69 years of that sentence suspended; he will serve 21 years in the penitentiary. Following his release from prison, Quintanilla will be on supervised probation for the remainder of his life.

The case was investigated by the Alexandria Police Department. Investigation established that between the years 2011 and 2014, Quintanilla, on several occasions, performed sex acts on a victim under the age of 13, against the victim's will and consent. On a number of occasions, the defendant videotaped himself assaulting the victim. Quintanilla saved these images on electronic storage devices. The videos were later recovered through a forensic computer examination, along with other images of children being sexually assaulted.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Cathryn Evans.

“My first thoughts are with the victim and the victim’s family,” Evans said in a release. “It is our hope that in this sentence, the victim will find some small degree of closure and that the process of healing can begin. The significant sentence in this case should put sex offenders and child pornographers on notice that the Alexandria Police and Commonwealth's Attorney's Office will zealously prosecute crimes of sexual violence against children."

The defendant is in custody at the William G. Truesdale Alexandria Adult Detention Center awaiting transfer to the Virginia Department of Corrections.