Posted at: 04/12/2013 2:43 PM
Updated at: 04/12/2013 6:10 PM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The sentencing of a former Gallup paramedic convicted of raping of an 11-year-old boy in an Albuquerque arroyo has been postponed.
Genaro Sandoval was scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Albuquerque District Court. Court officials say a new sentencing date has not been set.
The 39-year-old was convicted in January for criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13, and kidnapping and sexual exploitation of a child.
The jury reached its verdict following a two-week long trial that centered on DNA evidence.
Authorities say Sandoval was linked to the 2003 rape using DNA samples he submitted after pleading guilty in another case and DNA from the young boy's underwear.
He faces up to 41 Â½ years in prison. Sandoval is also separately charged with molesting five other boys.
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