Phoenix man sentenced to 10 years for sexual offenses against minors

(FLORENCE, AZ) - A Phoenix man was sentenced to ten years in prison for two separate sexual offenses against minors.

On February 6th, 2023, Pinal County Superior Court Judge Jason Holmberg sentenced Eliezer Fernandez Hernandez, 30, to ten years in the Arizona Department of Corrections followed by lifetime probation.

Fernandez Hernandez pled guilty to Sexual Conduct with a Minor in the Second Degree, a Class Three Felony and Preparatory Dangerous Crime Against Children and Attempted Luring of a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, a Class Four Felony.

This sentence consists of two separate cases. One of the cases stems from a 2022 disclosure from a juvenile who reported Fernandez Hernandez had illicit sexual contact with her. In the second case, Fernandez Hernandez used Snapchat to coerce a juvenile into sending him sexually explicit images, according to court documents.

These cases were investigated by the Maricopa and Casa Grande Police Departments.